What a Doll!

What a Doll!

by Sara Corbett
     
 

By exploring and comparing everyday objects and rituals, this series helps young readers understand the similarities and differences that exist among societies, as well as the role that everyday objects play in reflecting the inner life and culture of people from around the world. Each book's design incorporates four-color photos, cut-outs, and silhouettes that mingle…  See more details below

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By exploring and comparing everyday objects and rituals, this series helps young readers understand the similarities and differences that exist among societies, as well as the role that everyday objects play in reflecting the inner life and culture of people from around the world. Each book's design incorporates four-color photos, cut-outs, and silhouettes that mingle with short text blocks, making this multicultural series not just visually appealing, but uniquely informative, too.

Dolls are miniature versions of who we are. What kind of personality do they have? What might they be used for? Explore the similarities and differences among dolls from all over the world.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Using a simple format, these series entries state their intended purpose on the back covers: to help readers learn "...how everyday objects and activities can reflect one's culture." Each title begins with a short, general explanation of dolls or masks and their uses. Each volume offers a general world overview and, unfortunately, no in-depth information. Numerous full-color photographs, uncluttered pages, and a variety of colored borders make these books inviting, but the texts are too brief. Robert Young's Dolls (Dillon, 1992) and Carol Gelber's Masks Tell Stories (Millbrook, 1993) are more informative. A more interesting approach is taken in Ting and Neil Morris's Masks (1993) and in Meryl Doney's Masks (1996, both Watts). Those titles provide information as well as projects.-Robin Works Davis, Hurst Public Library, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516200804
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Series:
A World of Difference Ser.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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