by Rebecca Hirsch


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Africa is often called the Cradle of Humankind. Millions of years ago, it was home to the very first humans, and today it remains a vibrant land filled with diverse cultures.

Rookie Read-About: Continents series gives the youngest reader (Ages 3-6) an introduction to the components that make each continent distinctive and exceptional. Readers will get to know each continents' geography, history, and wildlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531292754
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Series: Rookie Read-About Geography: Continents Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 514,865
Product dimensions: 3.80(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

Table of Contents

Welcome to Africa! 5

People of Africa 9

Wild Places 15

Amazing Animals 21

Water and Land 25

Modern Marvels 28

Meet a Meerkat 30

Words you Know 31

Index 32

Facts for Now 32

About the Author 32

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Africa 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Part of Scholastic's 2013 series on the continents, this title follows the well-known format of other Rookie Read-About books.  The 32 pages generally alternate between text and full-page color photos.  Basic information is given about people and animals that live on the continent, geography (water and land) and "Modern Marvels."  The plural is not necessary since the Library of Alexandria is the only item discussed on the page.  Four words with pictures are printed on the "Words to Know" page; I would prefer the title be "Glossary" so that young people can begin the learn the descriptors they will use in school.  The index includes many more words than I would've expected in a book this length, a very nice surprise.