That's Very Canadian!: An Exceptionally Interesting Report About All Things Canadian(Wow Canada! Series)

That's Very Canadian!: An Exceptionally Interesting Report About All Things Canadian(Wow Canada! Series)

by Vivien Bowers, Dianne Eastman
     
 

Rachel's school project on Canadian symbols illuminates a unique national identity!
From their languages to the flag, from their money to the Mounties, Canada has many unique characteristics. That's Very Canadian! is an examination—and celebration—of what makes Canadians so, well...Canadian.
From the multi-award-winning dynamic duo that brought us

Overview


Rachel's school project on Canadian symbols illuminates a unique national identity!
From their languages to the flag, from their money to the Mounties, Canada has many unique characteristics. That's Very Canadian! is an examination—and celebration—of what makes Canadians so, well...Canadian.
From the multi-award-winning dynamic duo that brought us Wow Canada! comes a brand new title on a Canadian theme for kids. That’s Very Canadian! explores the symbols and icons—both official and unofficial—of this unique country and culture.
Topics include the story behind how the country came to have its name, how Canada came to have the "noble" beaver as a national symbol, the bilingual nature of Canada—from Quebec street signs to cereal boxes—and how the two official languages have merged to form distinctly Canadian words, tasty treats from across the country: maple syrup, poutine, Macintosh apples, donuts, dulse, pemmican, and fiddleheads, idiosyncrasies of Canadian spelling, pronunciation and word usage, including vocabulary such as "deke", "toque" and the ubiquitous "eh?".
A valuable resource for students needing straightforward information on Canada’s national, provincial, and territorial symbols, this exploration is also an entertaining way to educate young readers about the heritage and national identity of Canada.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897066058
Publisher:
Owlkids Books
Publication date:
09/09/2004
Series:
Wow Canada! Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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