Did you know that there are 53 independent countries in Africa? It means many different peoples, languages, religions, buildings and food are found there. And as if that wasn't enough, an amazing variety of animals and plants live there as well-zebras, elephants, lions, hippopotamuses, hyenas and rhinoceroses that roam the wildlife reserves created to protect them from human predators. Africa is also a continent of ancient monuments, like the pyramids of Egypt, as well as modern cities -- you'll find that the old and the new exist side by side. The maps show where each country is located, what it looks like and who its neighbors are. You'll also find each country's colorful flag displayed. In the middle of the book is a page of removable stickers and at the end you'll find an interesting activity and a useful glossary and index.