Chinese New Year: A Book For Kids Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-12-07 
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Book Introduction: Chinese New Year: A Book For Kids is written for kids of 8 years and up to read for themselves or as a picture book for adults to read to younger kids. It describes the Chinese New Year celebrations or the Spring Festival as it is known in China. The book describes traditions and practices associated with Chinese New Year and gives some of the stories that explain how these traditions came to be in an easy to understand way with pictures to illustrate. Chapter headings are: Chinese New Year, Stories and Traditions; Family; Fifteen days; Traditional Chinese New Year Customs; The Chinese Zodiac; Why does the rat have the first year? Why do people wear red and set off fireworks and firecrackers at Chinese New Year? What next? Each chapter is illustrated and links are given to internet sites that provide more information. The book is written to give children an overview of this important Chinese festival that is celebrated around the world. The descriptions of what happens on the traditional fifteen days is intended to make children aware of the history of the festival and also that as the world changes, so do some of the traditional activities. Likewise the description of traditional Chinese New Year customs offers a historical perspective that may be a starting point for school projects. The web links are intended to encourage children to explore the topics further. The chapter on the Chinese Zodiac gives a simple overview of the animals in the Zodiac, their position in the cycle and introduces the idea that each animal has its own special personality traits.

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