Flying Colors: A guide to flags from around the world

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There are 195 countries in the world, and one thing they all have in common is that they each have a national flag. Each flag is unique, but many share such attributes as colors or symbols or shape or structure of design. The study of flags is is called vexillology, and this book is a terrific introduction to this interesting study. There are sections on design elements such as crosses, crescent moons, stars, suns and circles, and animals, and sections that cover certain colors such as red and white together; Pan-Arab colors, which are white, black, green, and red; red, white, and blue together; and two sets of Pan-African colors. A great number of countrys’ flags are illustrated and discussed in this book. The text is well written at a reading level that will be accessible to middle-grade readers yet should hold the interest of older readers who have an interest in the topic. The illustrations are detailed and colorful and represent the subject matter perfectly. Maps and blank pages for note taking in the back complete this book. The binding is sturdy, and the heavy paper gives a richness to this book. This is a good one.

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Author Robin Jacobs • Robert G Fresson, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Cicada Books
Publish Date 2018-Mar-06
ISBN 9781908714466
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Issue April 2018
Category Tweens


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