This book is about a young boy named Ashraf who lives in Africa However, he does not live in the part of Africa that many Americans stereotype he lives in a city with no lions, elephants or desert Ashraf lives a life like many urban American students, with traffic lights, markets, and even a local library This story would be good to share with students when teaching them about different continents around the world It s important for young students not to stereotype countries, but rather, to learn about the many different regions across the world. Nice concept, a little long for a read aloudkids started walking away. This is a really great book that can teach children what Africa really is like, compared to how it is portrayed in the media It dispels the myth that Africa is only full of animals and safari s but also lets children know that Africa is actually a lot like England There are busy cities, choices in shops The main different is the weather hehe.I would recommend this book for years 2 4, the text is short and easy to read and the pictures make it appealing for a younger audience I would read this book with children in geography. Though Ashraf lives in Africa, he is a city boy His is not the Africa where lions laze in the golden grass He has read about that Africa in books that he gets from the library , but his is a life in a modern, bustling city And that is what I so appreciate about this book it s a little slice of contemporary African life not often seen in children s picture books Illustrated by a South African artist. A modern, urban perspective of South Africa. Ashraf Lives In A Big, Bustling City With Skyscrapers As He Walks Through His City S Sun Drenched Streets Past Flower Sellers, Fruit Vendors, And Street Musicians, He Draws Readers Into The World He Loves The Painterly, Energetic Pictures Capture The Vitality Of Ashraf S City
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- 32 pages
- Somewhere In Africa
- Ingrid Mennen
- 07 January 2019 Ingrid Mennen