What country is known as the land of fire and ice? Where can you see tulip fields and windmills? Each book in All Around the World highlights a specific country and is packed with facts about its interesting cultural and political history. Bright, full-color photographs complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, sidebars, an infographic, glossary, and index.
Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents
Series Made Simple
Reviewed on 26 October 2018
Information-packed, volumes cover the history, government, nature, geography, climate, resources, people, and recreational activities of each titular nation. Excellent color photos, many capturing the diversity of local people, convey the country’s vibrancy, as does each title’s upbeat tone. “Did You Know?” and “What Do You Think?” sidebars add information and/or pose questions; titles sometimes also use graphics to convey data. Highlights of each book include a “before-and-after-reading” guide for adults that offers strategies to develop students’ nonfiction reading skills. Iraq omits all mention of political turmoil; Brazil suggests the nation’s now-impeached president remains in office, which dates the volume.VERDICT Notable for its breadth, this series would make a fine introduction to world nations.