Amazing Africa Projects: You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself) (Paperback)

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By Carla Mooney, Megan Sterns (Illustrator)
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While Africa is one continent it contains many diverse countries. Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build
introduces readers ages 9 and up to the stunning landscapes, ancient civilizations and ethnic groups, unique traditions, and amazing wildlife of the vast African continent.

With 25 fun projects that kids can complete using common household supplies and many recycled materials, kids learn about life in Africa. Step-by-step instructions show young readers how to make their own shields for an initiation ceremony, cook banana fritters and fufu cakes, and design animal masks to commemorate the seasons. Kids will celebrate Africa and its place in our world.

About the Author

Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds!. Her work has also appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning through History. Megan Stearns is a freelance artist from Long Island, New York. Mainly self-taught, she took a couple of art courses at her alma mater, the University of Virginia. Since graduating, Megan has completed many commissions, including portraits of animals, people, and landscapes; T-shirt designs; and children's book illustrations. Megan's other artistic interests include writing, editing, ballet, and music.

Praise For…

"Casual and informative, this large, attractive, browsable paperback in the Build It Yourself series offers a view of contemporary African life that reaches far beyond the usual scenery-and-wildlife tourists' perspective."  Booklist

"Has an enormous amount of information, covering history, occupations, ethnic groups, daily life, geography, recreation, music, and more ...and would be useful for assignments and programming ideas."  School Library Journal

"Chock full of interesting facts, word-helps, and sidebars that complement the great variety of activities. Definitely a book you will use as a regular resource."  Calliope Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781934670415
ISBN-10: 1934670413
Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)
Publication Date: February 9th, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Build It Yourself