Cover image for Happy New Year, everywhere!
Title:
Happy New Year, everywhere!
Author:
Erlbach, Arlene.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 X 29 cm
Summary:
Describes New Year greetings and customs from twenty countries and includes games, recipes, and craft projects.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.8 0.5 45408.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780761317074
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
GT4905 .E75 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Holiday
Searching...
Searching...
GT4905 .E75 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
Searching...
Searching...
GT4905 .E75 2000 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...
Searching...
GT4905 .E75 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
GT4905 .E75 2000 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...
Searching...
GT4905 .E75 2000 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...
Searching...
GT4905 .E75 2000 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...
Searching...
GT4905 .E75 2000 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...
Searching...
GT4905 .E75 2000 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Not everyone observes the New Year holiday in the same way you do. In some cultures, the new year arrives in the spring, summer, or fall. People welcome it with many different customs.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 5^-8. Bright, festive art and lively text introduce New Year celebrations in 20 countries, including Belgium, Haiti, Iran, and Israel. Each two-page spread includes dates, the traditional greeting (and pronunciation), a brief description of customs and rituals, and a related recipe, craft, or activity. Adults, particularly educators, will appreciate this multicultural approach, but they should note that many of the crafts require extensive preparation (precutting paper, for example) and must occasionally be closely supervised. Miniature world maps lack textual identification, and explanations lack depth (Why do dates vary from year to year in some countries?), but the book does show New Year celebrations in a broad context that invites comparison with the festivities in the U.S. Extensive bibliography. --Shelle Rosenfeld


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Through interesting text and colorful, dynamic illustrations, this excellent offering briefly describes traditional New Year's celebrations and customs in 20 countries. The introduction explains that varying cultures observe different calendars and seasonal celebrations. Each spread highlights a different country, providing the dates of the observance; the name of the holiday; the traditional greeting (with a helpful pronunciation key); and a related game, recipe, song, or craft. Simple, colorful line drawings illustrate the projects and a world map pinpoints the location of each celebration. Festive side borders with stars and fireworks adorn each page. This title's particular strengths are the activities and the lengthy bibliography. A book that will greatly enhance research projects or study units.- Betsy Barnett, Eads School District, CO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Belgiump. 8
Brazilp. 10
Canadap. 12
Chilep. 14
Chinap. 16
Colombiap. 18
Ethiopiap. 20
Germanyp. 22
Ghanap. 24
Greecep. 26
Haitip. 28
Indiap. 30
Iranp. 32
Israelp. 34
Japanp. 36
Mexicop. 38
Nigeriap. 40
Scotlandp. 42
Trinidad and Tobagop. 44
Vietnamp. 46
Bibliographyp. 48