There are lots of information books written for intermediate kids about various countries, while many are dry, text heavy, lack nonfiction text features and have outdated photographs, the Been There! series is different.
A fresh look, well designed lay out, with most of the basic text features we’ve come to appreciate, Been There! is a good choice for research and recreational reading. Told from a first person, it reads like a narrative but is organized like a nonfiction text. Other countries in the series include Brasil, China, France, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, and Spain.
A very positive look at India and skips all the social, political and environmental issues third world countries face.