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All about the Philippines
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This family-friendly Philippines 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 colourful 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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About the Author

Gidget Roceles Jimenez is the author of poetry and non-fiction books for kids, including the popular Can We? science series. She lives in the Philippines with her husband, their three children and their many pets. Corazon Dandan-Albano has illustrated over thirty children's books, including the popular Filipino Friends and Filipino Celebrations. She lives in the Philippines with her husband and their two daughters.

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"A few weeks ago, we were sent a copy of the book All about the Philippines, and it sent my kids and me off on an exploration of this fascinating archipelago. The book itself is a wonderful place to start, since it features stories, songs, crafts, and games for kids. My kids recognized Sungka as the game they know as mancala, and they say we need to make leche flan sometime soon. I think we will also play Piko -- a Filipino version of the American game of hopscotch -- as soon as the rain we are thrilled to finally enjoy dies down." --MamaSmiles.com blog "Full-color watercolor illustrations by Dandon-Albano are a perfect complement to the text, brimming with recognizable details and the ebullient colors and liveliness that are hallmarks of Filipino culture. Plenty of hands-on art projects, recipes (all of which will require adult supervision), and activities make this book a truly interactive lesson in geography." --Booklist "One of the nicest aspects of the book is the stress on the different ethnicities all coming together to enrich and form the one country of the Philippines. We talked about how similar this is to our own community where my kids have friends from Japan, Belgium, China and India, who love to play together...Overall, I would highly recommend this book for a colorful and engaging introduction to the Philippines." --Schools 'N More blog "I feel the entire book gave us a glimpse at life in the Philippines. I can highly recommend this book as well as all the others in the series. We love them!!" --Crafty Moms Share blog "The All About Asia series is the children's version of a folklore handbook, a user-friendly encyclopedia, a DIY manual for experiencing an Asian country's culture from a youth's point of view." --AsianFortuneNews.com "This latest offering in Tuttle's All About... series is the strongest yet and much needed" --School Library Journal "The large format and attractive, cartoonlike illustrations provide an inviting look at a country not often included in many other resources for children." --Kirkus "All About The Philippines is a fantastic introductory book for children, and there are so many ways that it can be used as a jumping-board into learning more about the Filipino culture." --CastleViewAcademy.com blog

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