A noteworthy review of Welcome to the World from Jewish Book World on December 1, 2007
Aimed at children in the primary grades, this is a copiously illustrated overview of Israel that will be acceptable for introductory information and simple reports. Illustrated with maps and many color photographs, it is arranged topically into such subjects as location, geography, flora and fauna, history, nationhood, people, etc. The information is accurate, printed in large type, with ample margins. Reference aids include fast facts about the country, a pronunciation guide, a glossary, short list of books and websites, and an index. It is more fluently written than Adele Richardson’s Israel (Creative Education, 2006), which was reviewed in the Sept/Oct 2007 edition of the AJL Newsletter and would be a good follow-up to Sammy Spider’s First Trip to Israel and My Cousin Tamar Lives in Israel.
—Linda R. Silver