How to Build your Own Country

How to Build your Own Country

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Grand Central Pub
How to Build Your Own Country is an interactive and totally original learning experience that shows kids how to build their very own country from scratch.
This book, the only one of its kind, offers children the expertise and advice they'll need to plant their flag in the backyard, in the bedroom or online. Kids will be amazed to discover that anyone can do it. Nation-building advice is peppered with examples of events that have shaped countries throughout history, teaching young readers about government, elections, geography and global issues.

Backed up with lots of amazing examples of real micronations - some established or ruled by kids - How to Build Your Own Country promises to inspire, entertain and inform young nation-builders.

Want to build your very own country from scratch? It's easy:

Step 1: Stake Out Your Identity ... with a flag, money and a national anthem. Learn how to put your country's name on the map.

Step 2: Run the Country ... with a government, constitution, laws and an economy.

Step 3: Meet the Neighbors ... and join other nations on the big issues that face the whole world, such as poverty, global warming, security and international aid.

How To Build Your Own Country is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Univ of Toronto Pr
A unique and informative book to inspire kids to build their own country, complete with a constitution, borders, a national anthem and much more.

Baker & Taylor
Invites readers to imagine setting up their own country as a way of introducing the concepts of citizenship and politics, discussing such topics as starting a government, holding elections, making laws, writing a constitution, and keeping the peace.

Publisher: Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781554533107
Branch Call Number: J 320.47 WYATT
Characteristics: 40 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Fredericks, Karen
Notes: Includes index


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Oct 16, 2016

The book was overly silly, to the point that it put me off and was confusing to my 8-year-old. I was disappointed, because Kids Can Press has so many other fantastic books (One Hen, The Red Bicycle, Razia's Ray of Hope).

Jul 07, 2016

If you like to make your own country, visible or invisible, you can read this book and the author show you how to do it, funny! Besides, more or less, basically you can understand what the government is doing to make, keep stable or develop a country.

Jun 23, 2015

This book was really funny and it actually in inspired me to make my own country (which didn't turn out so well). It was great that she actually used a fake example! I learned a lot while actually having fun.

Apr 22, 2014

This book is awesome!

Apr 18, 2012

I loved this book because it was funky and weird.It also was interesting because to think you could find a piece of land that nobody has found yet is, ... interesting.

May 02, 2011

I would love to live in Bathmatia, it sounds like an amazing place. This book was really interesting with the little history facts about other countries occasionally popping up. This was a very eye catching and informative book.

Apr 30, 2011

I want to live in bathmatia. It sounds like an amazing place. The size of a bathmat. I also want to make a country called Lizzyia

Apr 27, 2011

It was interesting to read this book during our election season. lt made me think of who would be a better prime minister in our country. I might try the activity of making your own flag and passports because that looked like fun.

Apr 27, 2011

It is a very fun book because it's creative and factual at the same time. :) The facts are funny. The creativity is silly but age appropriate. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. The book is simply outstanding!!!!

Apr 27, 2011

it was really funny and creative

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