Share the wonder and diversity of our global neighbors through culture-based story times! Each chapter of this book highlights a specific country or cultural group, offering recommended books to read aloud and stories appropriate for flannel board, overhead projector, or simple puppetry presentations. Fingerplays, action rhymes, songs, games or activities, puppet patterns and instructions, and directions for other simple, inexpensive crafts accompany the stories. In addition, each chapter includes bibliographies of other resources. Chapters cover Australia, Brazil, the Caribbean, Egypt, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Vietnam, and American Indians. A perfect resource for the children's librarian, the book will also be treasured by elementary school librarians and teachers.
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