Gr 2-5-This series is designed to introduce elementary students to different customs throughout the world. Each topic is limited to two pages of text with a colorful photograph on each one. In addition, young people's personal stories are briefly shared, set apart from factual text in blue boxes. Weddings has the clearest place in collections for the intended audience. In the other two books, menses and circumcision, terms often associated with coming-of-age and even naming ceremonies, are included but not defined in context, and readers may have even more questions when checking the glossary. Menses is simply defined as monthly bleeding. Careful consideration should be given to placing these titles in school libraries.-Anne L. Tormohlen, Deerfield Elementary School, Lawrence, KS Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.