Wirklich nur was für das Grundschulalter. Die Illustrationen sind nicht ansatzweise ansprechend füllen jedoch leider den Hauptteil der Seiten. Die Texte sind sehr kurz gehalten. Uns hat es nicht gefallen und es wurde auch nicht verschenkt. Ein “Blick in's Buch“ wäre hier für eine Kaufentscheidung von Vorteil.
In the beginning I planned to give the book only 1 star. In the following I will explain my final decision to give it 5.
Negative aspects: - the enlarged pictures are mostly of lower quality - there are mistakes in the titles like "lederhosen" and "wurst" starting with small letters which I find inacceptable for a book focussing on these words as "Germany ABC" - the price for its quality and contents is relatively high (but acceptable and okay for a present)
Positive aspects: - the idea of combining one letter of the alphabet + picture makes the given information about the culture interesting for kids and adults - the presented aspects about history, culture and people are well chosen
So why 5 stars and nothing else?
As a teacher for German as a foreign language I know most common/popular english/french/spanish books about Germany and its culture. But this short book is one of the ONLY (english) books presenting Germany in a correct and neutral way!!! I didn't expect a company from the US to be able to publish a book about Germany in this neutral way. Most other books about Germany (partly highly recommended by low educated readers on amazon) are the result of low or even wrong education and manipulation including a lot of information which is totally incorrect.
I don't care about the lower quality of the picture and the price when I want to receive and give information about a country.
Why shall I pay 1€ for 200 pages of lies and why shall I look at a high quality picture manipulating me to believe that today's Germany still was a Nazi country? I rather buy this booklet here.
For my students, I will highly recommend this book(let) as I want them to read about the real Germany and not about a Germany of american illusions.