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. Amazing Books, Lighting Our World Author Catherine Rondina This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Lighting Our World , Essay By Catherine Rondina Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You 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. Very nice Potted biographies of seasonal celebrations around the world 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 Cultural and religious festivities from around the world, many little known to North Americans. Very informative on many different holidays. 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 book quickly, I can t help but think that they would have been interesting 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 for cultural 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.
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- 32 pages
- Lighting Our World
- Catherine Rondina
- 12 January 2019 Catherine Rondina