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Children's Literature
Children all over the world love to play games, whether it is for recreation or for competition. This book is part of the "Life Around the World" series, and it gives a brief description about different kinds of games and sports played in various countries. Directions along with examples are written out for the reader to join in and participate just as children in other lands play. The countries included are Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and the United States. Side panels are included that contain more facts about each specific country; for example, in Australia there are races for all kinds of living creatures from camels to earthworms, and the first skateboards were created by surfers who wanted to practice on land in the United States. The full-color, close-up pictures of a child from each country are vivid capture the happiness and fun in playing. Included are a glossary, a list of books for additional reading, Web sites, and an index. This is a great tool for beginning research writers and for the classroom on a sports and/or games unit. The book is also beneficial for circulation in the library for parents to use as a guide at home when discussing different cultures with their children. 2003, Gareth Stevens Publishing,
— Christy Oestreich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836836622
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Life around the World Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 years
  • Product dimensions: 9.24 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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