Mary D. Lankford Dominoes Around the World

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Dominoes Around the World

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9780688140526: Dominoes Around the World

A unique collection of ten domino games from a diverse group of countries, including Mexico, Vietnam, and France, explains the game's basics and shows young ones how to use it to improve their math, memory, and thinking skills.

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Mary D. Lankford lives in Irving, Texas, and Karen Dugan lives in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

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Grade 1-5?Similar to its counterparts, Hopscotch Around the World (1992) and Jacks Around the World (1996, both Morrow), Lankford's third title in the series introduces a familiar childrens' game as a global activity, adding a unique cultural perspective to a popular pastime. Colorful illustrations of domino players and descriptions of game-playing customs from countries such as Malta, Cuba, and the Netherlands are included. Several brain teasers (and a recipe for edible "disappearing" dominoes) conclude the trip around the world. While domino aficionados will appreciate the numerous variations, those who have never played should be equally intrigued by the variety of games, which include names such as "Maltese Cross," "Matador," and "French Draw." The cultural tips provided (such as playing very noisily, as in the Vietnamese version) will especially be enjoyed by children interested in learning the game-playing customs of different cultures. While perhaps best used as a domino-instruction aid, the information may be useful for reports and the clean, attractive layout invites browsing. Since few titles have touched upon the international aspects of the game, most of the material is unique. An appealing enhancement to most collections.?Jennifer Oyama, Los Angeles Public Library, CA
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