Sunday, December 12, 2010

Passport to the World Your A-Z Guided Language Tour Book Review

Passport to the World
Geography fun!

Even as a little girl I have enjoyed looking at maps and studying other cultures.  It's no wonder that Passport to the World caught my eye.  It's an informative, enjoyable read filled with geography facts and wonderful pictures of 26 language groups from Armenian (Armenia) to Zulu (Swaziland)

Each two-page spread is broken down into facts about the language, country, country fast facts, greeting from a friend, speaking the language, money, country proverb, traditional picture, "Did you know?", geographic picture, current picture and images that are specific to that country (Or as I call it, the fun icing on the cake!).

At the beginning of the book, an overview map is shown with with the languages represented highlighted and pages numbers for your reference along with your very own Passport to be filled with the supplied country stickers as you complete each country.

Next is a very well written history of languages from the Tower of Babel to the present day.

This really is a beautifully done book. My school aged children are 12, 9 and 7 years of age.  Each one of them enjoyed this book and picked up many interesting tid-bits along the way.  We especially enjoyed learning about places that have biblical significance (Mt. Ararat in Armenia, Cappadocia in Turkey for example) and learning how to say phrases in many different languages.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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