The Book: A Child's Day in a Brazilian Village
The Author: Maria de Fatima Campos
The Publisher: Benchmark Books 2001
Number of Pages: 32
The Genre: nonfiction
Recommended for: 3rd and 4th graders
The ISBN #: 0-7614-1221-2
Brazil is an expansive country located in South America. A Child's Day in a Brazilian Village by Maria de Fatima Campos follows the life of six-year-old Cassio, a boy who lives with his family in a small Brazilian village.
Life in Cassio's village rolls by at an easy pace. We tag along as Cassio starts his day with a satisfying breakfast of hot bread with pumpkin jam, watermelon and more culinary delights. Then, off to school he goes, where he learns about Brazilian history, crafts, gardening and more. His school day is interrupted by an energetic soccer game. The journey home from school is fun, with a stop at the candy store to purchase a favorite milk candy.
Cassio's evening is delightful, filled with hearty food such as beans and rice and an ice-cold local beverage. Cassio's extended family has joined him for supper. His mother has prepared extra food in case any unexpected visitors drop in. Cassio's day ends with storytime and a precious kiss goodnight.
At the end of the book we are treated to a brief overview of Brazil. We learn about the country's past, its land, its popular religions and its people.
Filled with dazzling photos, A Child's Day in a Brazilian Village by Maria de Fatima Campos leaves the reader longing to travel across the globe to spend a day with Cassio and his family.