School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-6-In each book, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism are given equal coverage. There are descriptions of practices, lines from sacred texts, and firsthand accounts of celebrations coupled with interesting and attractive color photographs of families from around the world. In Births, readers learn about beliefs and traditions such as baptism, circumcision, and naming ceremonies, as well as about special gifts, foods, clothing, prayers, chants, and horoscopes for the newborn. Weddings covers exchanging vows, activities during the big day, clothing, foods, and where the couple might live after they are married. These titles are suitable for augmenting culture studies.-Jean Gaffney, Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library, Miamisburg, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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