This Is the Way We Dress

This Is the Way We Dress

by Janice Behrens
     
 

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What do you wear to play? What do you wear at school? Children around the world wear different clothes to play, learn, and dress up.

Read this book to learn more about how kids everywhere get dressed.  See more details below

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What do you wear to play? What do you wear at school? Children around the world wear different clothes to play, learn, and dress up.

Read this book to learn more about how kids everywhere get dressed.

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Children's Literature - Melissa Rife
Around the world, wardrobe varies based on weather and culture. This is the main lesson of this book about what different groups of people wear. At the same time as children are learning about the clothing and culture of other nations, they are also learning vocabulary words. Each page features a kind of dress, such as a parka, kilt, or a lavalava. Accompanying each description is a picture from another nation and a sentence telling where the depicted children are. For example, one line reads: "These girls wear kimonos in Japan." The only problem that I can see with this book is that, in an effort to keep the descriptions simple for beginning readers, the statements are sometimes slightly generalized; this may lead to children learning stereotypes about certain countries. For example, the picture accompanying the word parka states that "[t]hese children in Canada wear parkas," which might lead children to think that people across the entire country of Canada wear parkas. However, the majority of people in Canada do not wear parkas. At the end of the book, in addition to an index and glossary with meanings and pronunciations, is a map of the world with the countries discussed in the book labeled. Although it would have been better to have a reference to the geography on the actual page, it is good to have it included somewhere in the book. Reviewer: Melissa Rife

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531214381
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

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