Reviews for Chinese New Year

School Library Journal Reviews 2010 December

PreS-Gr 1--Basic texts and colorful pictures are the hallmarks of these age-appropriate introductions to different cultures. The first book looks at when Chinese New Year is observed, the types of celebrations, and typical gifts that are exchanged. The second title explains why Hindu and Sikh families light candles and decorate their doorsteps, and other ways that people observe Diwali. The third volume shows how Muslim families pray, fast, and then celebrate at the end of Ramadan. The texts are full of sight words in simply constructed sentences. The pictures are rich in color and show the vibrant diversity of each culture and the children who participate in the festivities. Each book has a "look and see" page and a picture glossary.--Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH

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