Sunday, August 19, 2007

We live in Brazil

Title: We Live in Brazil
Author: Francois-Xavier Freland
Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2007.
ISBN: 978-0-8109-122-2.
Reviewed for Reader Views Kids

Brazil is clearly the largest country in South America. In fact, it covers about half of that continent. Unlike the 50 states of the United States, Brazil has 26 individual states. It is home to millions of people.

If you have a report to do on a foreign country, why not pick Brazil. It is a fascinating country with wide diversity within its borders. It has a very unique history and even more intriguing traditions and cultures.

"We Live in Brazil" follows three young boys who live in the country in different areas. Joao lives in Salvador da Bahia. Flavia lives in the capital city of Brasilla and gets to see the mighty Amazon River. Marco lives in perhaps the most popular city in Brazil, Rio De Janiero. His city combines both the very rich and the very poor. "We Live in Brazil" has awesome pictures in it as well as many illustrations.

"We Live in Brazil" is a very enjoyable book. I love to travel and may never get to visit the country of Brazil. But with this book and these three tour guides I can experience what life in Brazil is like. You can learn about the history, traditions, geography and culture all within the pages of this book.

Take a trip to Brazil, you don't have to know Portugese, you don't even have to leave your home, all you have to do is get inside this book. Its one experience you won't soon forget.