Children can relate to this because everyone has a name, but the Kenyan names are also different from the ones common in their country. Roman also makes this point again when telling about playtime, an activity all children like, and are familiar with. But in Kenya, the children like to play a game called Cricket, which American children most likely are unfamiliar with.
Again, this is a great example of something being both alike, and different, at the same time. As children either read this book, or listen while it is read to them, things they are not familiar with are presented, but children also see that some differences contain common ground.
The eye-catching colors and pictures in the book should also be attractive to children. Reading this book is a fun way for learning to take place while it is in the disguise of a story. I recommend this 5-star book to anyone wanting a painless and entertaining way for youngsters to learn about the geography, culture, and people in Kenya. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.
Zoey: I loved loved this book. The pictures were great, but the information about what kids call their parents, the food and culture was amazing. I never knew about so many things, but I do know we have studied this in school, but not like this. Cooking goat on a spit, or playing the game called Cricket was very new to me. My great-grandmother used to play Cricket in England where she was born. I was amazed that kids made up their own toys from sticks or cloth and had a great time.
I read this two times and then took it to my teacher, I am in 4th grade and she read it to the class. Now we all want to get more books from this author! We decided that from what we learned from this book we would have a Kenya day where we all dressed up and pretended we were living in Kenya. Each of us had to do our own research on Kenya and then talk about it in class.
Nana: Zoey loved this book, she has read it so many times and then we talk about it. She looked up information on the computer about Kenya and showed it to us. This book was so easy to read, very educational and now when we go to the library we look and get more books on this.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago We received this book to give an honest review. I was really glad that we got the opportunity to review about another country. It gives you a bit of insight as to what you can see, what different words are called and it is perfect for kids. It is very educational and one that I would recommend for teachers to read to their students if they are happening to learn about different countries. I really enjoyed how the author showed that the children used their imaginations to make their own toys it is because they don't have much and they make the best with what they have.
Lovely lovely book that I highly recommend. I will for sure be reading the rest of the books in this series. I like the pictures. I would recommend this book for children ages 7 and older. I gave this book a 4 because it teaches you a lot and has very, very good pictures. Roman has written a simple but educational story.
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https://evunbimig.tk Kids' Club Eligible. After working in the publishing industry for four years, she became a freelance children's book illustrator and began her partnership with author Carole P. Kelsea lives in West Michigan with her husband and three daughters. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Kids' Books. Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview Readers will be able to learn about the capital, common names, a beloved holiday, as well as favorite food and other fun facts.
This book is an excellent introduction for those beginners who want to learn about the many thrilling places and great people who share our planet. Product Details About the Author. Cultural Series Pages: 32 Sales rank: , Product dimensions: 8. About the Author Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best