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Here is a simple and delightful introduction to the Jewish festival of Chanukah. Follow a family as they light the menorah, open presents, and eat latkes to celebrate the great miracle that happened more than 2,100 years ago.
Here is a simple and delightful introduction to the Islamic festival of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr suitable for even the youngest child. Follow a family as they fast each day, go to the mosque on the Night of Power, and enjoy a delicious feast.
A mother, father, and three young children in a typical Jewish family celebrate their most important holidays in the attractively illustrated Festival Time books, which speak not only to Jewish children but to boys and girls of all faiths. This simple and delightful introduction to the Jewish holiday of Passover describes a family as they celebrate their festival of freedom. They prepare the six different types of food on the Seder plate, ask the four traditional questions, and hunt for the Afikoman. (Ages 3-7)
A mother, father, and three young children in a typical Jewish family celebrate their most important holidays in the attractively illustrated Festival Time books, which speak not only to Jewish children but to boys and girls of all faiths. Ages 3-7
A Chinese family prepares for their New Year festivities they decorate the house with flowers, then set off firecrackers to scare away bad spirits and welcome the coming year. Family and friends sit down together for a festive dinner, then go outside to watch the parade of dragon dancers. The festival ends on its final night with a display of colored lanterns. Festival Time books depict the activities of typical families, as Mom, Dad, and children celebrate holidays that have special religious or cultural significance for them. Cheerfully attractive color illustrations supplement a simply-told story of the holiday's origins and a description of the festivities that are part of that holiday. Festival Time books can be read aloud to toddlers, but are easy enough for many first and second graders to read to themselves. Each book's final two-page spread is written mainly for parents, offering suggestions for ways to communicate the holiday's meaning to kids. (Ages 3-7) Picture descriptions present.
Here is a simple and delightful introduction to the Hindu festival of Diwali - suitable for the very youngest child. Follow a family as they make rangoli patterns, light diyas, and watch a brilliant fireworks display to celebrate their amazing festival of light. Also in the Festival Time! series: Apples and Honey - A Rosh Hashanah Story Eight Candles to Light - A Chanukah Story Four Special Questions - A Passover Story It's Party Time! - A Purim Story Lanterns and Firecrackers - A Chinese New Year Story Hope and New Life! - An Easter Story Fasting and Dates - A Ramadan and Eid Story
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