All About the Philippines Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids by Gidget Roceles Jimenez, Corazon Dandan-Albano
  

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All About the Philippines Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids by Gidget Roceles Jimenez, Corazon Dandan-Albano

**Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award Gold Medal for Activity Book -- Education, Science, History** 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 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.

Reviews

A few weeks ago, we were sent a copy of the book All about the Philippines, and it sent my kids and I 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

About the Author

Gidget 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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

Gidget Roceles Jimenez, Corazon Dandan-Albano
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Publisher

Tuttle Publishing

Publication date

4th November 2015

ISBN

9780804840729


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