19 individuals (kids and early-teens) from different countries share interesting things most people don't know about their homeland. For example, Kyrgyzstan views bread as holy, Algeria is 95% sand, the Rubix cube originated in Hungary by a professor, and there are other fun facts from places around the globe. Travelers, expats, and people who enjoy discovering or want to learn about different cultures will like this book.
Lovely book about many different interest things in various countries. I have learned a lot of things that i had no idea about it like that in Dominic Republic kissing is frowned. I also liked the story of Cleopatra. There are various interesting stories from different countries those i mentioned are the two that impressed me a lot. I liked the spirit of the book and how the author wanted to illustrate stories from different countries evidencing through them our similarities. very nice book with educative character.
Excellent, excellent book. The book takes us on an adventure to some countries of the world and provides some interesting unknown facts (at least I didn’t know them) Who knew you could eat road kill in Alaska? And who knew the biggest wine….Oh hold on that would be giving too much away. Buy this book; your kids will love it.
Introduce your 8-12 year old to characters from Alaska, Croatia, Egypt, Luxembourg, Puerto Rico...and 14 other countries/states in this exceptionally detailed book. The character letters, though fictional, have a wonderful real-world feel. I was pleasantly surprised by the facts presented for each country and I really appreciated that each character talked about their aspirations for the future, but they weren't the typical jobs found in many kids books. The author has her characters wanting to do all kinds of jobs which will give readers ideas they may not have thought of prior. The artwork was unique and well done. Overall, exceptional.