An entertaining and informative introduction to the world's most popular hobby - stamp collecting! Collecting Passions is an ideal guidebook that introduces the art of collecting by encouraging kids to learn the basics of collecting for fun. The activities, which increase in complexity as the child progresses through the book, give an added value, hands-on component and have been specially designed by a museologist in children's exhibits from Canada's Museum of Civilization. The wonderfully whimsical art of Norm Eyolfson infuses the book with life and a sense of fun and adventure. Follow a camel as it journeys through the desert with the mail on his back, or take a dip in the Seine during WWII. Full of history, the glory and the facts about stamps around the world, each page is packed with all kinds of things for kids to discover. (2001) With activities by Alain Masse and illustrations by Norman Eyolfson.