Australia to Zimbabwe by Ruth Fitts
A Rhyming Romp Around the World to 24 Countries

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Readers will take a whirlwind romp around the globe with this eye-popping A-Z children's book exploring 24 different places around the world through memorable rhymes, gorgeous photos, detailed maps, and interactive activities. The facts are styled in a creative and accessible way that can be brought into each child's home through crafts, recipes, games, and recommendations for music and books. Activities such as how to carve like a Zimbabwean sculptor, how to play the Danish game of cooperative tag, how to make Turkish meatballs, and how to make a boomerang will be intriguing for all ages. The contributions from embassies, educators, and photographers around the globe bring an authentic flavor to this groundbreaking geography book, enabling readers to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of each country. Also great for parents and teachers, this book offers an abundance of ideas for international festivals, creative programs, and rainy days.

About Ruth Fitts

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Ruth Fitts is the cofounder of the International Children's Festival and the former director of the Meridian International Classroom where she trained international diplomats and scholars to create exciting classroom introductions to their home countries. She works in the children's room of her local library where she gives story times and pours over juvenile nonfiction. She lives in Washington, DC.
Published November 17, 2015 by Love the World Books. 336 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Newcomer Fitts presents an alphabetical trip across the globe, spending time in 24 countries—one for each letter of the alphabet, except W and X (for those letters, she offers a worl

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Gr 5–8—An unusual look at a variety of nations around the world. The author has chosen one country for each letter of the alphabet, except for W (which stands for the world) and X (which marks the spot), keeping in mind region, culture, and size. Each chapter opens with a poem that's several stan...

Dec 01 2015 | Read Full Review of Australia to Zimbabwe: A Rhym...