Lighting Our World: A Year of Celebrations

Lighting Our World: A Year of Celebrations❰Reading❯ ➼ Lighting Our World: A Year of Celebrations Author Catherine Rondina – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Throughout the year and around the globe, people use light candles, bonfires, lanterns and fireworks to celebrate special occasions This richly illustrated book is an illuminating tour of the world s Throughout the year and World: A ePUB ☆ around the globe, people use light candles, bonfires, lanterns and fireworks to celebrate special occasions This richly illustrated book is an illuminating tour of the world s brightest and warmest festivities. Light in so many different forms is a very vital part of many celebrations around the world Every candle on the birthday cake makes it everspecial The lamps lit in and around the house and the fireworks during the festival of Diwali make this occasion evenfestive the name itself means row of lights Light, in its every form, brings feelings of warmth, victory, happiness, peace, and joy This is reflected in every page of this book.In this book, Rondina uses the voices of kids Light in so many different forms is a very vital part of many celebrations around the world Every candle on the birthday cake makes it everspecial The lamps lit in and around the house and the fireworks during the festival of Diwali make this occasion evenfestive the name itself means row of lights Light, in its every form, brings feelings of warmth, victory, happiness, peace, and joy This is reflected in every page of this book.In this book, Rondina uses the voices of kids everywhere to speak about their local celebrations that involve light Religious, cultural, or secular old or new, all celebrations are included in this book The book is arranged month by month and as we traverse through the calendar, we travel the world through this book celebrating the wonderful occasions and enjoy the delightful lights be they lanterns, lamps, candles, or fireworks From Up Helly Aa in January to Kwanzaa celebrated in December, from Scotland to India to the US, the voices of the children lend themselves to make the celebrations interesting and relevant to young readers The introduction and glossary contain useful information too.It was fun exploring the world through this book I love introducing my children to various cultures and traditions, and teaching them to appreciate the uniqueness, the differences, and the similarities that exist among them and this book does a great job in helping me with it They also made the kids and me curious to learnabout many of the celebrations here I would also recommend this for class reading.The illustrations in the book are a class by themselves as art and as perfect companions to the text in the book Each page has vivid, festive illustrations that seem to jump out of the page asking us to join in the celebrations Rating AReading Level 7 and upReread Level 4 5 There would be not much reason to read the book again once we learn about the different festivals but I am sure I would peep into it each month to see what lies ahead that month and for the illustrations themselves An informational text about holidays throughout the year around the world Each month has a two page spread one page presents a holiday from the perspective of a child that would celebrate the holiday and the other page is a simple, brief paragraph about another holiday For example, February includes a description of Las Fallas by Belinda in Spain as well as infomation about Carnival in the Caribbean The pages are clearly laid out and colored so that there is no confusion with illustrations An informational text about holidays throughout the year around the world Each month has a two page spread one page presents a holiday from the perspective of a child that would celebrate the holiday and the other page is a simple, brief paragraph about another holiday For example, February includes a description of Las Fallas by Belinda in Spain as well as infomation about Carnival in the Caribbean The pages are clearly laid out and colored so that there is no confusion with illustrations or narratives A good example of a nonfiction text with information about holidays I did not particularly care for the illustrations in this text the muted, non realistic colors didn t quite compliment the idea of lights and celebration While photographs would certainly date the bookquickly, I can t help but think that they would have beeninteresting and effective While this one won t fly off the shelf, it s a solid addition to school library collections needing to fill a nonfiction gap Recommended for students in grades 2 4 As a Montessori teacher, I really like this book In December, we often have Festivals of Light, to celebrate the four major holidays But celebrations using light occur all throughout the year This book is a great resource for the teacher who is looking forcultural studies to include It s also great for the elementary aged student who is researching them Most of the commonly known celebrations are included, with a few that I have never heard of before.Each festival is introduced by a k As a Montessori teacher, I really like this book In December, we often have Festivals of Light, to celebrate the four major holidays But celebrations using light occur all throughout the year This book is a great resource for the teacher who is looking forcultural studies to include It s also great for the elementary aged student who is researching them Most of the commonly known celebrations are included, with a few that I have never heard of before.Each festival is introduced by a kid who lives in that country, with a brief description of it Every month and most continents are represented The brief intros may encourage kids to research those that pique their interest There isn t enough information to provide a full template for creating your own celebration.Illustrations are full of color and excitement to represent each culture and celebration It makes for a good addition to a kid s library I received an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review In contrast to the other GoodReads reviewers, I found the muted illustrations eye catching and well matched to the text, and I think they have provided a unifying theme to draw together mention of widely disparate festivals involving light in some way This is a nonfiction book that highlights festivals of light or that incorporate light from around the world, including some I was familiar with Holi, Halloween, Diwali and others I had never heard of Walpurgis, Inti Raymi, Obon The author In contrast to the other GoodReads reviewers, I found the muted illustrations eye catching and well matched to the text, and I think they have provided a unifying theme to draw together mention of widely disparate festivals involving light in some way This is a nonfiction book that highlights festivals of light or that incorporate light from around the world, including some I was familiar with Holi, Halloween, Diwali and others I had never heard of Walpurgis, Inti Raymi, Obon The author s made a good selection across the world, including modern events like independence days, and also separating out the traditional from mention of how such festivals are reinterpreted today A solid addition to cross cultural books on festivals for children When I started this book I was really excited The description sounded wonderful and quite promising Upon reading the first page and every page thereafter I realized this book was not at all a story the way the description and cover portray This book is children s nonfiction and it is written as though it were a history textbook I honestly didn t enjoy reading it at all, however I gave it 1 star because I think if used in the classroom it could be of benefit and the art on each page is rath When I started this book I was really excited The description sounded wonderful and quite promising Upon reading the first page and every page thereafter I realized this book was not at all a story the way the description and cover portray This book is children s nonfiction and it is written as though it were a history textbook I honestly didn t enjoy reading it at all, however I gave it 1 star because I think if used in the classroom it could be of benefit and the art on each page is rather beautiful Unfortunately, this book is one that I will not be passing onto my children unless they need it for historical purposes More for middle grade kids This was very text heavy for a picture book with lots and lots of information The illustrations are fun I wasn t sure why some holidays got 3 4 of the page and some got a little sidebar Anyway, it s a good look at worldwide holidays I definitely learned about a few I had never heard of before Very nice Potted biographies of seasonal celebrations around the world Cultural and religious festivities from around the world, many little known to North Americans. Very informative on many different holidays.

Lighting Our World: A Year of Celebrations eBook ✓
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Lighting Our World: A Year of Celebrations
  • Catherine Rondina
  • English
  • 14 September 2019
  • 1554535948