Count your way through Iran

James Haskins, 1941-

Book - 2006

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Minneapolis : Millbrook Press 2006, c2007.
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill
Main Author
James Haskins, 1941- (-)
Other Authors
Kathleen Benson (-), Pharidā Jāmāna, 1953-
Review by Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4, younger for reading aloud. Titles in the ongoing Count Your Way series use a simple 1-to-10 number format to introduce basic cultural concepts about a specific country. This installment begins with a short paragraph of facts about Iran, including its size, population, and official language, followed by double-page spreads that tie an interesting aspect of Iranian life to a number between 1 and 10. One, for example, represents the number of Iranian car companies; 2 represents the Towers of Silence, an ancient, sacred site. Arabic-language numerals (and accompanying pronunciation guides) appear on each page, and the airy, stylized watercolors, including a map and an image of the Iranian flag, are instructive and cheerful. A good supplementary choice for early elementary discussions about the Middle East. The countries of Zimbabwe and Afghanistan are examined in other recent books in the series.--Gillian Engberg Copyright 2006 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission. Review by Horn Book Review

After brief introductions, the authors translate the numbers one through ten, including culturally relevant but randomly presented items: ""Four women wear burkas""; ""Ten wrestlers train together."" Each spread includes a colorful if amateurish painting as backdrop in addition to the Arabic numeral, the numeral notation and pronunciation in Pashto (Afghanistan) or Farsi (Iran), and an explanatory paragraph. [Review covers these Count Your Way titles: Count Your Way through Afghanistan and Count Your Way through Iran.] (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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