Japanese Celebrations: Cherry Blossoms, Lanterns and Stars!

Tuttle Publishing
Ages 6-8
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This multicultural children's book is full of Japanese holidays, culture, language and stories!

The people of Japan love to celebrate. In fact, they love it so much they have a day of celebration, whether it's a change in season, a religious observance, or just a special moment in life, every month of the year. Brimming with ancient traditions, exotic decorations, and delicious, seasonal foods, Japanese Celebrations will take you on a month-by-month tour of some of Japan's best-loved festivals.
Beautifully illustrated and full of fascinating facts about Japanese holidays and celebrations, this 48-page picture book offers a vivid picture of some of Japan's most festive events including New Year's, Children's Day, Cherry Blossom Season, Harvest Moon Viewing, Christmas in Japan and much more.

With simple but informative text and illustrations that explain the significance of the dress, decoration, food, gifts and activities associated with these events, Japanese Celebrations promises to delight and educate young readers and parents alike.
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About the author

Betty Reynolds was an art director for an advertising agency for 22 years. She has lived in Singapore and Tokyo and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA and the Seattle area.
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Publisher
Tuttle Publishing
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Published on
Apr 15, 2014
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Pages
48
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ISBN
9781462906338
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Holidays & Celebrations / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Non-Religious
Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / Asia
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Science / Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Korean Celebrations takes young readers on an exciting exploration of Korea's colorful festivals and family celebrations—wonderful days that are filled with exciting activities and delicious foods.

This book allows children to experience Korean culture firsthand by involving them in games, crafts, stories, foods and other activities like the following:Preparing and enjoying delicious Songpyeon—sweet dumplings that everyone loves to eat on Chuseok (Korea's version of Thanksgiving)Folding a paper carnation—a favorite Parent's Day gift!Making your own board game to play Yut-Nori—a game of luck and strategy that's played during Seollal, Korea's all-important New Year celebrationsWriting simple Korean phrases using the Hangul alphabet, Korea's written language—which is celebrated with its own holiday (Hangul Day)!Making a paper fan—something kids always like to do when the hot summer holidays roll around! Making your own Pepero chocolate cookies or pretzel treats—which have their own just-for-fun festival day called Pepero DayIn this book, kids will learn about many special Korean celebrations and festivals such as:Dano—the end of the planting season which is full of fun competitions like wrestling and swinging contestsChildren's Day—a spring day off from school, when parents take their kids out for a day of funDaeboreum—a holiday to celebrate the moon, filled with special dances, twirling fire, lots of walking and, of course, special foodsSpecial birthdays—(like turning one, or turning sixty) and other family celebrations.Buddhist and Christian holidays—like Christmas and Buddha's Birthday.…And plenty more. Because in Korea, a holiday or celebration is always just around the corner! Korean Celebrations allows kids to immerse themselves in the lives of their Korean counterparts with these interactive multicultural activities.
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