Kwanzaa-Count and Celebrate!

Kwanzaa-Count and Celebrate!

by Fredrick McKissack, Lisa Beringer McKissack
     
 

How many colors of Kwanzaa are there? How many candles are there? Find out in Kwanzaa-Count and Celebrate! Count people, symbols, and more as you explore this fascinating holiday. See more details below

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How many colors of Kwanzaa are there? How many candles are there? Find out in Kwanzaa-Count and Celebrate! Count people, symbols, and more as you explore this fascinating holiday.

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Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
In this addition to the "Holiday—Count and Celebrate!" series, young readers are introduced to Kwanzaa and invited to count a variety of items associated with the holiday's celebration. The book begins with a brief discussion of the seven principles and seven symbols of Kwanzaa, including details about their pronunciation, translation, and meaning. Then the text takes readers through various aspects of the event with associated numbers: one mat, two ears of corn, three colors of Kwanzaa and so on, right up to ten people in a group celebrating Kwanzaa. Colorful photographs show children and adults enjoying Kwanzaa. The book also includes more information about Kwanzaa, a map of Africa, a list of vocabulary words and definitions, a list of resources for additional study, and an index. Overall, the book works very well. However, on the "Count Again!" pages, the photographs do not contain the appropriate number of items for some of the numbers—this is a missed opportunity to reinforce the skill. Reviewer: Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2–These offerings attempt to combine basic counting books with introductions to the holidays. However, there is too much information for children just learning to count to 10, and the books are a bit too childish for readers old enough to appreciate the amount of detail included. Well-chosen, colorful photographs feature the numbered items. In Christmas, readers learn that ONE candle is often lit on Christmas Eve to represent the star followed by the Wise Men; in Kwanzaa, THREE is the number of colors–black, red, and green–that represent the holiday.–Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766031029
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Holidays—Count and Celebrate! Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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