From the Set Holidays and Celebrations
The second Sunday in May is a time to celebrate mothers and all those who are like mothers. This book discusses the origins of Mother's Day and explains how songs, poems, and food can prove useful in showing our appreciation for mothers, stepmothers, aunts, grandmothers, and sisters.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.5|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8|
A noteworthy review of Holidays and Celebrations from School Library Journal on December 1, 2013
Heinrichs offers information about these celebrations and includes not only biological parents, but those who take on the roles as well. The reasons and people given credit for starting these observances are presented in simple terms. Some of the ways to honor mothers and fathers on their special day are derived from other countries. Alley uses pen-and-ink outlines, watercolor, watercolor pencil, and gouache to depict jovial children and expressive adults in a variety of homes and situations. Short poems and quotes are scattered throughout. Longer poems appear in the last chapters. A suggestion of gift ideas and a recipe (that will need some adult assistance) are included. Purchase if you need basic introductions to these holidays.
Author: Ann Heinrichs
Ann Heinrichs grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She began playing the piano at age three and thought she would grow up to be a pianist. Instead, she became a writer. She is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and cultures, as well as grammar and natural history subjects. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. Ann has traveled to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and now lives in Chicago, IL.