P Is for Passport

P Is for Passport

A World Alphabet

Book - 2003
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Celebrating the diversity in our world while cherishing our similarities, P is for Passport takes readers on a whirlwind tour of all the delights of the globe. From the everyday concerns of people everywhere for such things as bread and currency, to the wonders of our world such as deserts and volcanoes, Passport offers a fascinating variety of topics and ideas to explore.Author and journalist Devin Scillian was born into a traveling family. With a career Army officer for a father, Devin grew up all over the United States and all over the world. His career as a television journalist added even more stamps in his passport and he continues to cherish each and every one. Devin, his wife Corey and their four children make their home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Devin also anchors the news for WDIV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit. His books include A is for America, Fibblestax, and Cosmo's Moon. Artwork is featured from 23 Sleeping Bear Press artists, who live in live in a variety of climates, homes, and time zones.Cover artwork by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen.
Publisher: Chelsea, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, c2003.
ISBN: 9781585361571
Branch Call Number: j 910 SCILLIAN
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm.


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Apr 04, 2015

This story covers different aspects of places all over the world and some of the things you might experience as you travel. B is for the different types of bread you might eat. Under the letter I is a discussion of some of the islands around the world. Q is for some of the quests you might embark on. Each two page spread has paragraph in rhyme about the world and a side bar with a more lengthy explanation about places around the world.

The illustrations are created by many different artists which is fun because you get a different depiction from each different artist. All of the art is quality work, colorful, detailed and interesting.

This book is a fabulous introduction to the world. It gives a glimpse into culture as well as geography. As an alphabet book, however, it is quite challenging. It is full of brand new words and concepts. It is also quite lengthy. It may take several sittings to get through. It is advertized for ages 6-8 which I agree with as it is too heavy for the littlest ones seeing the alphabet for the first time. It would be a great classroom resource for teaching culture and geography. This is a book so rich it will need to be visited over and over again. It can be used as a springboard for many many different topics.

Jun 07, 2011

My son liked this. We read this as part of the One world many stories thing at the Library this summer in Fulton. They had rhyming passages on one side and more informational stuff on the other page for each letter. My son liked hearing the different names of places. He liked the illustrations and I liked the information they gave.


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