Gr 2-4-In these titles, readers meet a seven-year-old from each country and follow the children through a busy day. Each page includes one to four lines of text with at least one clear, color photograph or map. The illustrations help bring to life each child's home and school experience, and even show them as they wash in the morning, demonstrating at a most fundamental level the differences in cultures. Readers will be interested in the many contrasts between these lives and their own; details such as the integration of physical activity throughout the day at a Chinese school will be noticed by U.S. students who tire of sitting for long periods of time. Throughout both books, foreign words are accompanied by a translation in parentheses or an explanatory note. Chinese also provides the phonetic pronunciation for a few words at the end of the book while Ghanaian explains that Twi, the most widely spoken language, is not usually written down. Concluding three-page sections briefly discuss the history, land, religion, people, and the language of each country. Good additions to collections owning more traditional studies on these nations.-Alida F. Given, Fairhope Intermediate School, AL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.