Packed full of wow-inducing facts and trivia, this colourful book offers much more than the average flag book. Find out how Lichtenstein and Haiti discovered they shared the exact same flag and which national flag was designed by a 15-year-old schoolgirl in this comprehensive and entertaining read.. Features 268 flags, including the national flag of every country in the world,an atlas-style chapter for each continent exploring the history of significant flags, and themed sections that introduce the many different types of flags, plus great moments in flag history (flags at the poles and in space for example) and how we communicate using flags. There's even a design-your-own flag activity and a fabulous flag quiz at the back of the book to help you get creative and test your flag knowledge!
|Product dimensions:||9.37(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.37(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Living right next to a nature reserve in Nottingham, UK, Tim Bradford is inspired by nature and also loves drawing people of all sizes, shapes, and nationalities. Tim studied for an MA in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University London, England.
Clive Gifford has travelled to more than 70 countries, has climbed rocket launch towers, ridden on robots and flown gliders. He's had more than 200 books published and has received nominations for or won Royal Society, School Library Association, Blue Peter, Smithsonian and TES awards. Clive lives in Manchester, UK.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wowee wow, is this colorful book filled with everything you’d want to know about flags — 268 of them! Featuring flags from every country across the globe, plus fab background stories, an exercise to design your own flag, and a fun quiz. 5 of 5 stars. Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. Opinions are mine. Pub Date 28 Aug 2018. #RaiseTheFlag #NetGalley
"Raise the Flag" is a comprehensive book about flags. Anything from trivial general knowledge, history/backgrounds of flags of few selected countries, to uses of flags and etc., there are definitely so much more being offered here. The book has amazing graphics and great information that would charm young children who are interested in learning more about flags. Many different countries share similar coloring schemes/themes and the similarities sometimes cause confusion. "Raise the Flag" manages to explain well and helps to retain the information well. No longer need to force memorize those flags which look almost identical. Since the book is written for children, the selections of counties being discussed are limited, however. This is a great book to own and would make a good investment since the book could be used in numerous ways to engage children from all ages to the topic. Even adults could learn a thing or two about flags! I highly recommend it.
My Thoughts on ‘Raise the Flag: Terrific flag facts, stories and trivia!’: trivia, uses and more: This book is exactly what it says it is in its title – full of terrific flag facts, stories and trivia! It includes a lot of various fun facts like flag fails(for example, the US flag was once flown at an international meeting of national leaders with the wrong number of stars!) and a quiz at the end of the book to check what you learned and what you observed(!). Did you know the names for the different parts of a flag (or that a flag had parts)? There is so much more you can learn as you read this book. You find out about many different types of flags and learn how flags are/were used in communicating – in sports, for messaging in the high seas, during war times, and more. You learn about the symbolism of flags – based on their designs as well as on how they are flown or moved. history and geography and more trivia: It also includes the history of flags in general as well as some more specific stories about some flags. They are not just pieces of fabric – they have cool origin stories, are treasured and respected by the people who raise these flags (whether it is a flag for an organization, a team, a city, a country, or anything else), and they have specific ways they can be used, displayed, folded, and unfolded. The flags of the world are organized by their continents, with some of the country flags highlighted for each continent. These highlighted flags provide us with very interesting stories to read. I loved learning about different flag designers across the world, from a 15-year old art student in New Guinea to a designer who had to design his country’s flag in a week’s time! In addition to all this information, the book also includes celebrations for flags held across the world, and so many more interesting facts that you can discover for yourself, like the one below. The book also includes activities that kids can work on – like designing a flag (one that is their own, that represents them), and ends with a glossary of terms used in the book. In Summary: ‘Raise the Flag’ is flag-tastic (as it states in a chapter title and I agree!). The amount of information contained in this book astounded me! It is a wonderful learning resource for history and geography units in school and classrooms. It can also make a great addition to home libraries with so much to discover Rating: A Reading Level: 8 years and above Reread Level: 5/5 Disclaimer: Thank You #NetGalley for the DRC of this book. The opinions are my own.
Raise the Flag by Clive Gifford A wonderful colorful educational book filled with information about facts, trivia and stories about flags. I found the pages fun to look at and intriguing to read. I can see using this with children for background and also to create new flags at any time. I remember trying to use flags on a soccer/football field as a linesman and it was difficult to remember which way to lift it for the referee to know which team should have the ball. I looked at the semaphore information for alphabet use and decided that would take a great deal of time and effort to become proficient in. I enjoyed the bits of history that were tucked in here and there and actually learned a few terms and what they meant as I made my way from cover to cover. Even though flags change from time to time this would definitely make a wonderful gift for a child or teacher. Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing-QEB for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars