Series: World Alphabet

R IS FOR RUSSIA by Vladimir Kabakov
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"The series is starting to suffer from its now-overfamiliar pattern, but those seeking a glossy, positive image of Russia complete with 'E is for Easter eggs' (with its wooden folk-art eggs contrasted with Fabergé eggs), can glean a sense of contemporary life and the rich history behind it. (Informational photo essay. 6-9)"
Using a combination of Russian and English words to fit into the English alphabet structure, the author tries to summon up a grand picture of Mother Russia. Read full book review >
T IS FOR TURKEY by Nílüfer Topaloglu Pyper
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Engaging for a child with Turkish roots or a young tourist, this may not be illuminating enough for the general young viewer. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This series entry, originally from Britain, uses the alphabet as an awkward organizer. Read full book review >