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All About the Philippines
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All About the Philippines
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This family-friendly Phillipines children's book is packed with fun facts about Filipino culture, history, and daily life!All About the Philippines takes you on an incredible journey across the...
This family-friendly Phillipines children's book is packed with fun facts about Filipino culture, history, and daily life!All About the Philippines takes you on an incredible journey across the...
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  • This family-friendly Phillipines children's book is packed with fun facts about Filipino culture, history, and daily life!
    All About the Philippines takes you on an incredible journey across the colorful island nation of the Philippines with Mary, Jaime and Ari—three Filipino cousins who look totally different and yet are the best of friends. You'll visit their homes, their schools, their families, their favorite places, and much more. They'll show you how kids in different parts of the Philippines come from many different ethnic groups and have very different cultures—each with its own traditions, languages and beliefs...and yet, they are all 100% Filipino!
    This children's book, aimed at kids ages 8 to 12, brings them on an exciting trip though some of the most fascinating islands on earth.

  • Join Mary, Jaime and Ari to see the how earthquakes, typhoons and other natural events can be scary and yet also make the islands beautiful and full of life.
  • Check out Filipino games, and make your own sipa—the Philippines's version of a hacky-sack.
  • Experience the festivals and foods of various different cultures found in the Philippines, and try a few easy recipes.
  • Make a parol—a Filipino holiday decoration that you can enjoy all year long.
  • Learn about the conquistadors and traders who came to these islands many centuries ago.
  • Learn how peoples who speak very different languages can communicate easily when they meet.
  • And a lot more!

  • Along with fun facts, you'll learn about the spirit of the Philippines that make this country and its people totally unique. This is a book for families or classrooms to enjoy together.

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  • Kirkus

    August 15, 2015
    Three cousins representing the diverse cultural groups who inhabit the Philippines take readers on a tour of the many islands that make up the archipelago. Mary, Jaime, and Ari are the offspring of three sisters from the Ifugao people of Luzon, but their fathers are of Chinese, Spanish, and Muslim Arab descent. This device lends an artificial, idealized spin to the diversity question, but it gets the job done. No mention is made of the contemporary rise of Muslim separatists, although the section on history notes that the Americans "impos[ed] their style of democratic authority." The emphasis is on cultural activities, including religious holidays, and favorite foods (with recipes for pancit, a noodle dish; polveron, a candy made from powdered milk; and halo-halo, a combination of fruits and beans with ice, sugar, and milk). There are descriptions of games including sipa, which is similar to hacky sack, with directions for making your own sipa, and sungka, also known as mancala in Africa and the Middle East. Unfortunately, instructions are not clear enough to really play. The only craft is a modified parol, a Christmas decoration. A creation myth and one song are included, but the book's real strength is the description of activities and life in different parts of the country. The large format and attractive, cartoonlike illustrations provide an inviting look at a country not often included in many other resources for children. (websites, index ) (Nonfiction. 7-10)

    COPYRIGHT(2015) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

  • School Library Journal

    August 1, 2015

    Gr 1-3-Three first cousins, each of whom represents a different Filipino ethnic group, introduce readers to the history, culture, and daily life of their country. The geographical, religious, and (some) cultural differences among them showcase the rich diversity of the Philippines while stressing the similarities among the children, as well as what they have in common with American children. Each spread is illustrated with bright watercolors and features a different topic, such as history, biodiversity and current environmental concerns, sights to see, favorite foods, crafts to make at home, and how to say thank you in a selection of the many commonly spoken languages. This approach makes it easy to browse but sometimes ends up simplifying the topic: some of the history is muddled and contradictory. VERDICT This latest offering in Tuttle's "All About..." series is the strongest yet and much needed.-Jennifer Rothschild, Arlington County Public Libraries, VA

    Copyright 2015 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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