Sunday, June 22, 2014
Book Review - Soccer World: Mexico
A few weeks ago, this book was on sale on Zulily, so I bought it because I knew the championship was coming up and I wanted to find additional resources for my kids. It turns out that this is actually one of a series of books (the others feature Spain and South Africa).
The series is written by former American professional soccer player Ethan Zohn. This particular book explores Mexico when Ethan visits Gabriel, his young soccer-playing friend from Mexico City. As they walk about the city, Ethan learns about food, history, and more. But the book is mostly a snippet of fast facts. It doesn't really go into a lot of lot of depth on any of the subjects, so it is a good book if you are looking for something light as a simple introduction.
It also includes a few activities, such as making salsa, beeswax candles and even compost. I think parents and educators will like the crafts, and also the Words 2 Know sections that introduce vocabulary words and their definitions.
The books is written in English with a scattering of Spanish words, and is best suited for kids ages 8-12.
Overall, I thought this was a nice book to share right now while soccer is on everyone's mind. I bought this little copy off of Zulily when they had a a super sale on books a few weeks ago. But you can find it on Amazon using my affiliate link.