Title: An ABC Escapade Through Egypt
Author: Bernadette Simpson
Genre: Children/ABC Books
Publisher: Bernadette Simpson
Format: Paperback, 32 pages
List Price: $14.00US
Reviewed: July 25, 2009
Rating: 5 stars (4.9)
Synopsis: This book is exactly what the title says it is: an escapade through modern-day Egypt using the alphabet as a guide.
My two cents: This book is an alliterative masterpiece that belongs on every bookshelf in every home. I was enthralled from the first page. Ms Simpson manages to capture life in modern Egypt with a few simple letters, easy to understand wording and magnificent photographs. From (A)thletes to the city of (Z)amalek, with (E)grets, the (R)ed Sea and (U)rchins in between, it is a truly amazing journey.
While making use of the alphabet to bring the reader into Ms Simpson's world, this is not your typical preschool ABC book. It is written at a more advanced level, more for 9-12 year olds. However, this will be a primary book I use in teaching my own young children about the wonders of modern-day Egypt.