Count Your Way through Iran
From the Series Count Your Way
Count your way from one (yek) to ten (dah) in Farsi! Using simple text, authors Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson introduce readers to the Iranian culture. Learn about everything from Omar Khayyam’s famous four-line poems to the seven countries that border Iran. Colorful illustrations bring ancient and modern Iran to life.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
“In this title from the Count Your Way series, simple paragraphs and colorful illustrations tie the numbers 1 to 10 to Iranian facts and symbols, such as the nation’s 1 car company, the 2 Towers of Silence, and the 3 colors that make up the country’s flag. The book concludes with a list of numbers in Arabic and a pronunciation guide. Other series titles include Count Your Way through Afghanistan, Count Your Way through Egypt, Count Your Way through Kenya, Count Your Way through South Africa, and Count Your Way through Zimbabwe (all 2007).” —Book Links
“Arabic-language numerals (and accompanying pronunciation guides) appear on each page, and the airy, stylized watercolors, including a map and an image of the Iranian flag, are instructive and cheerful. A good supplementary choice for the early elementary discussions about the Middle East.” — Booklist
The Horn Book Guide
“Each spread includes a colorful. . . painting as backdrop in addition to the Arabic numeral, the notation and pronunciation in. . . Farsi.” —The Horn Book Guide
Author: Kathleen Benson
Author: Jim Haskins
Illustrator: Farida Zaman
Farida Zaman is an illustrator and designer. She runs school workshops for children to share her love of art, guest lectures at art colleges, and gives regular readings from books she has illustrated. Farida studied at Chelsea School of Art and Wimbledon College, both in London, followed by freelance work in Geneva, London, and New York, where her clients have included Swatch, Body Shop, London Underground, and The New York Times. She is a member of the Society of Illustrators and lives in Toronto.
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Count Your Way
Count Your Way from one to ten in languages from around the world. Each spread has beautiful, full-page art and a number displayed in both English and a second language, introducing a cultural aspect of the featured country. View available downloads →