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Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas
     

Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas

5.0 3
by Gail Piernas-Davenport
 

Shanté Keys loves New Year's Day! But while Grandma fixed chitlins, baked ham, greens, and cornbread, she forgot the black-eyed peas! Oh no—it'll be bad luck without them! So Shanté sets out to borrow some from the neighbors.

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Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I work in a toddler room and most of my kids are 2 years of age. They loved to book. We talked about the pictures and the different food. We talked about helping and sharing with friend and family. There is even a page in the back of the book that gives your more information on other cultures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure Kirkus Reviews read the same book I did. The rhyming is absolutely delightful, not annoying. Kirkus'sarcastic comment about these being 'magical peas that don't need soaking' doesn't even make sense-the author states in the book that these are not dried peas. Note to Kirkus: Please read the books before you review them. Anyway, this book is a real treat-I learned so much. Any child will delight in the quick, witty writing and whimsical, colorful illustrations. Besides being fun to read and enjoy, the book is jammed full of information with a recipe and facts about diverse cultures-you'll feel like you got 3 books for the price of one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the inquisitive, happy nature of Shante Keys and the positive nature of her interactions with her multicultural neighbors. In a country of neighborhoods in which many times all people look alike, it is refreshing to be presented with a neighborhood that reflects true diversity so that our children may know that such an environment can and does exist. To learn that people of all nationalities and races celebrate new beginnings with their families and friends with love and joy...is a great tradition to have in common and to share with one another.