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Lanterns And Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story (Festival Time! (Paperback))

A simple introduction to the Chinese New Year festival. Follow a family as they let off firecrackers, watch the amazing dragon dances and light their beautiful lanterns to celebrate the start of their New Year. This pre-school series introduces young children to world religions and focuses on the way the festival is celebrated today. There is detailed historical and cultural information at the end for parents and teachers.

Series: Festival Time! (Paperback)

Paperback: 24 pages

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks; New edition (December 16, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1845070763

ISBN-13: 978-1845070762

Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.2 x 8.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #117,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #12 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Chinese New Year #51 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Religious #26734 in Books > Religion & Spirituality

Age Range: 2 - 5 years

Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten

This is a nonfiction book aimed at the preK-K level, and it contains just the right amount of information for kids aged 3-5. The illustrations are lovely and there is simple text on each page. I paired this book along with Dragon Dance (author: Holub) and D is for Dragon Dance (author: Compestine), which have more lyrical text, for a preschoolers' storytime about Chinese New Year.

I really like this series. Students can read these books on their own and get a lot out of them. They can also be easily read for a read aloud. They are fun and interesting!

We read our son (28 months) at least 3 books before bed every night ... so to keep my husband and I from getting bored, I buy books by season and holiday - no matter what holiday. This was one of the ones we purchased for February. It was lovely; simple prose and easy to understand. We also recomend: Round like a Mooncake and Red is a Dragon,

Our 4-year-old daughter LOVES the lift-the-flap pages of this book - - and already "reads" along with us!

We used this book to learn about the Chinese New Year. It taught us and it was a delightful story. We then made paper lanterns.

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