Kwanzaa is here, and there are so many fun things to do! Each day the children light another candle on the Kinara. Then they celebrate the Kwanzaa principle of the day-by working at Granny's market stand, making gifts for family and friends, playing African games, and even having a feast! A perfect way to begin teaching young children about the meaning and traditions of this joyous holiday.
Since I know very little of the celebration of Kwanzaa, I wanted to read this book from the start. Yes, I realize the book is for children but it was well put together and learned a lot!
Each day shows a different Kinara (candle holder) which symbolizes the differences in families. I of course, love this. On each page explains the days focus and pronunciation for each word or phrase. I found this to be truly awesome as I could tell right away what to perceive and learn.
Each pages characters were made in bold and colors that represent the celebration. The character focus was also based on children and how they can achieve the day's thought. Again, awesome!
What was even more fantastic was the fact that this is a flip page book. So, each page expands on the idea of the day further. This is a win for this book.
As with other books by this author, she includes a glossary in the back of the book. This was very helpful to me to understand terms, as I know it would be helpful to children who may not know about this celebration.
This is a win-win book and I am glad that I had the opportunity to read it. 5 stars!
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100 % my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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