I am blessed to be the great-aunt of two boys adopted from Kazakhstan nearly eight years ago. The boys are now in 2nd and 3rd grade and our family encourages interest in their country of birth, so I have purchased this book along with others listed below to have in our "family" library.
This book was expensive, even used, $22 + $4 S/H. Other than the website, which anyone can access for free: [...] this book is not nearly as good, nor does it have as many pictures as ISBN 0-7614-1193-3 "Kazakhstan" by Cheng, Pang Guek, published 2001, used price + S/H, $5.45.
A third book with nearly identical information is: "Kazakhstan", by Zoran Pavlovic, 2003, ISBN 0-7910-7231-2. All three books offer almost identical information/pictures. The Cheng book is the best of the three. The website of [...] can be used to supplement for more current information.
Two more books of Kazakh traditional folktales which will be of much more interest to the kids have been ordered (used), but not yet received:
"Stories of the Steppes" Kazakh folktales, by Mary Lou Masey, 1968, Publisher: McKay. (try ABE.com if you cannot find it)
"Tales Told In Tents" (Hardcover, 2005) ISBN-10 : 1845070666. Neither book has been received yet, but reviews indicate they are both very good.
It is difficult to find quality information on Kazakhstan, but hopefully this will help out others! I hope the two boys and their little sister enjoy them as much as I have.