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All About the Philippines: Stories, Songs,…
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All About the Philippines: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids

by Gidget Roceles Jimenez

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This is about three cousins whose mothers are sisters and that how they are connected because he of their father has ancestors from different parts of the world but has found themselves in Philippines. There are many Filipinos but they come from different ethnic background and have different cultures. Consequently they have their own language, belief and most important traditions. They take us on a tour through their eyes as we see their family, school, their favorite places, crafts tasty food. The central message is that we can be from the same place but still have different ideas, traditions, languages and others. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0804840725, Hardcover)

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 totally 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 different cultures—each with its own 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 though 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 your own sipa—the Philippines's version of a hacky-sack. Experience the festivals and foods of various 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 easily when they meet. And a lot more!
Along with fun facts, you'll learn about the spirit of the Philippines that make this country and its people totally unique. This is a book for families or classrooms to enjoy together.

(retrieved from Amazon Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:15:22 -0400)

Let 'All About the Philippines' take you on an awesome journey to the lively and colourful country of Mary, Jaime and Ari - first cousins who look completely different from one another but are the best of friends. They'll introduce you to their homes, their schools, their families, favourite places to visit, holidays and more. They'll show you how kids there - just like kids in so many other parts of the world - come from many cultures and have their own traditions, languages and beliefs ... and yet, they are all 100% Filipino. Along with fun facts, you'll learn about the spirit of the Philippines that makes this country and its people wonderfully unique. This is a book for families to enjoy together.… (more)

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