Last week Anna decided that she wants to read about the neighbor of Afghanistan – Uzbekistan. I dutifully went to Amazon and discovered that this is not going to be easy. I started to think what I know about Uzbekistan – Aral Sea ecological disaster, earthquake in Tashkent and cotton growing. Then I remembered the golden cities of the past – Bukhara and Samarkand. By looking for the books about Samarkand, I managed to find gorgeously illustrated collection – Stories from the Silk Road.
We looked at the online images of Samarkand, watched a short video of Uzbekistan on YouTube and talked a little bit about geometric designs in art. I was hoping to use our Spirogiro, but Anna wasn’t interested in it this week. Then we put together our Uzbekistan mini-book and added it to our growing “Read Around the World” collection. At least the next stop is a lot less challenging – Anna decided that she wants a California book