ex library book - a couple of strikeovers inside the front cover 0.0. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Discusses the people, geography, religion, language, customs, lifestyle, and culture of the most populous nation in Africa
From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-4-Informal, chatty texts give somewhat superficial overviews of the cultures and history of these two countries. Nigeria offers some insight into the various tribes living there, and India provides a good look at the religions in that country. However, both titles are filled with broad generalizations. Nigerians like to "dress up," "go to the movies," and have "tons of drums." Indians are "crazy" about cricket and "On a Saturday afternoon with nothing to do, most people in India would go to the movies." Attempts at humor that tend to distract from the factual information include superfluous comments such as "Splash!," and "Picture this!" Misleading comments such as comparing an Indian family's habit of sleeping outside on hot nights to a slumber party, and the observation of Holi, a Hindu festival honoring the passing of winter, as a kind of water fight, could be construed as a flippant attitude toward other cultures, as could some chapter headings: "Dig In!," "Holy Rivers!," "Shop 'Til You Drop!," and "Kicking Back." There is a lot of useful information in these attractively formatted titles, and the colorful illustrations are lively and interesting. It's too bad there are so many shortcomings.
Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Título: Nigeria (Ticket to)
Editorial: Carolrhoda Books
Año de publicación: 1998
Encuadernación: Library Binding
Condición del libro: Like New
Descripción Carolrhoda Books, 1998. Library Binding. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG1575051389
Descripción Carolrhoda Books, 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 1575051389-2-4