All About Flags!

Cicada. Apr. 2024. 104p. Tr $21.99. ISBN 9781800660458.
Gr 4-6–This comprehensive volume provides almost every detail one could desire about national flags. Neatly organized in sections that cover the history of flags, explanations of symbols and colors, and flags of different nations by continents, this title leaves out little information. Fascinating facts and explanations abound, such as why green is prominent in Islamic country flags, triband designs make up 40 percent of national flags, and many flags in Africa were based on a design by Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey. The emphasis is on national flags and every country’s flag is featured in colorful illustrations accompanied by maps indicating locations. Smiling, minimally drawn children guide readers through the book, providing historical anecdotes and topic prompts in green speech bubbles. Thorough and informative, report writers will find this volume useful; those with a casual interest in the topic will enjoy it as well.
VERDICT Young researchers and those with an interest in flags of different countries should find this book useful; selectors should strongly consider purchasing for both school and public libraries.

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