Chinese New Year-Count and Celebrate!

Chinese New Year-Count and Celebrate!

by Fredrick McKissack, Lisa Beringer McKissack

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Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
Geared toward students in grades one through three, and written at an ATOS reading level of 3.7, this title in the "Holidays—Count and Celebrate!" covers traditional Chinese New Year festivities. Using a counting format, this title introduces many of the special traditions surrounding this lunar-based holiday. A holiday parade, moon cakes, special fruits and flowers, fireworks, lanterns, special gifts, and family traditions are among the topics covered that introduce readers to this unique Chinese celebration. The text is a bit advanced for those in the younger end of the target audience, and while the counting format attempts to make up for that, it is a bit of an awkward combination. The insertion of numbers into the text photographs is cumbersome and distracting from both the picture and the attempted textual tie-in. As with most nonfiction titles, this one includes a glossary and pronunciation guide, bibliography and index. Also included is even a special section at the end with additional information on this holiday, which, given the advanced text and concepts, is intended to be shared with an adult reader. Reviewer: Kris Sauer

Product Details

Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Holidays—Count and Celebrate! Series
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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