I is for Iran, a large country in western Asia bordered by many lands including Russia, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with the Caspian Sea above and the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea below. It is a country of contrasts, where high-rise city buildings stand beside ancient mosques, vast deserts sprawl alongside mountains and forests, and what was once the ancient Persian civilisation is now the oil-rich Islamic Republic of Iran. From Bazaar to Naan, from Chelo-kabab to Rugs, this book celebrates everything Iranians love best about their country.
A good addition to the cultural studies section of your nursery's book collection, though there is plenty of enjoyment to be had from the simple visual delight of the pictures.
- Montessori International
Another title in what I think is an exceptionally good series for introducing children to the life and culture of other countries, and increasing understanding of a range of nationalities... The photographs by Kamyar Adi show us exactly what it is like to live in this fascinating and varied country
- Parents in Touch
Ee is for Eid Norouz, our New Year and the official start of spring. On 21st March we decorate a table with seven things beginning with Sin (the letter 'S' in Persian), adding a book to symbolise knowledge and painted boiled eggs to represent new life. After thirteen days celebrating with our family and friends, we go out into the park or countryside to avoid any bad luck that goes with the first 13 of the year!
Ff is for Faloodeh - a traditional dessert made of corn or rice noodles in rose water and sugar. We eat it frozen with lemon juice or fruity syrup. Faloodeh is one of the oldest frozen desserts in the world, but it's still as popular as ever.
Binding: Hardback, 32 pages ISBN: 9781847802118 Format: 214mm x 280mm
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