Monday, December 19, 2011

Book Review: An ABC Escapade through Egypt by Bernadette Simspon

An ABC Escapade through Egypt
By Bernadette Simpson
MG Nonfiction
Received for Review
Pages: 32
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.58


My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.  

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: Confession time, as a kid I was kind of a nerd. Allow me to explain what I mean, I would check out nonfiction books on countries for fun and take avid notes on them. Why would I do this in the summer for fun? Because I wanted to know about different cultures, different people, and different countries.  

I’ve read a lot of books about different countries, but none as entertaining and as creatively organized as Bernadette’s book. So many of these books were boring and hard to get through, this is not the case with Bernadette’s book. This book is geared for a MG reader, but I think readers of all ages will enjoy this book.

With this book, readers can get a glimpse into the culture of Egypt through her ingenious ABC’s of Egypt. The book is full of exciting pictures, masterful alliteration, and intriguing pages full of information. With this book, Bernadette offers readers a chance to look at the pictures and titles and gain an insight into Egypt. However, if readers look on a deeper level, they will be amazed by the information they will find. 

As I read this book, I learned many new things about Egypt. I had no idea that people can balance a whole tray of baladi bread on their head, that there is a small fox called the fennec fox that  lives on the beaches, or that there is a lantern called the fa-wa-neess used in Ramadan. And these are only a few of the treasures I learned. 

In Summary: This book is entertaining, original, and informative and is one that I know I would have ate up in my youth. Definitely an intriguing book worth checking out.  

Warnings/Side-notes: None, it’s perfectly clean. I would have no reservation recommending this book to any reader of any age even though it’s geared for MG. 

The Wrap-up: This is usually not the type of book I review, and honestly I haven’t really read many of these types of books since my early adolescence, but I loved this book. I’m so glad I was able to review it. Thanks Bernadette for allowing me to review your book, I absolutely love reading it. For those who love gaining insights into the world around them (especially those who are MG reader), this is a book you’ll love.


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