I Wonder Why Venetians Walk on Water : And Other Questions About People and Places
This is a highly popular and long-running series that explores the questions that young readers ask about the world around them in an unrivalled child-friendly style. The conversational format is perfect for delivering solid information in a natural, amusing and imaginative way. "I Wonder Why Venetians Walk on Water" is a superb introduction to geography. It examines countries and people around the world, and answers stimulating questions about climate and agriculture, flags and currency, as well as customs, clothes, festivals and sporting events.
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 178 x 217mm
- 02 Apr 2007
- Pan MacMillan
- Kingfisher Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- full-colour artwork illustrations
Table of contents
4 What is a country?; 7 Which is the biggest country?; 10 Which city is above the clouds?; 11 Why do Venetians walk on water?; 13 Which is the world's biggest city?; 15 How do you keep cosy in the Gobi?; 18 Where do women wear bowler hats?; 22 Where do children watch shadows?; 23 Which dancers snap their fingers?; 24 Where are wheatfields bigger than countries?; 28 Why do people race camels?; 31 When is the Day of the Dead?; 32 Index.
"Provides young children with an excellent starting point for exploring their universe." Child Education "Designed to capture the imagination." School Librarian"
About Philip Steele
Philip Steele is an experienced author and editor who has been writing books for children and adults on a wide range of topics including history, geography and cultural themes, for over 20 years. He lives in North Wales, UK..