All about the Philippines

All about the Philippines : Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids

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**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 entirely 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 various cultures--each with separate 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 through 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 a sipa--the Philippines's version of a hacky-sack.
Experience the festivals and foods of 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 when they meet.
And a lot more!

Along with fun facts, you'll learn about the spirit of the Philippines that makes this country and its people unique. This is a book for families or classrooms to enjoy together.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 12.7mm | 589.67g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • full-colour watercolour illustrations
  • 0804840725
  • 9780804840729
  • 331,862

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"This book would be great for a family to read together--as it has both engaging, but short bursts of content and fun, inviting pictures. All About the Philippines touches on food, holidays, games, and even includes a few recipes." --International Examiner "Full-color watercolor illustrations by Dandan-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 "This latest offering in Tuttle's All About... series is the strongest yet and much needed." --School Library Journal "If you are looking to teach your children about one of the most diverse, friendly and fun cultures in the world, then you must get All About The Philippines..." --The Baby Spot Magazine "The large format and attractive, cartoonlike illustrations provide an inviting look at a country not often included in many other resources for children." --Kirkus "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."
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About Gidget Roceles Jimenez

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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22 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
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4 23% (5)
3 18% (4)
2 5% (1)
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