Fall 2021

Wishing Traditions around the World

From the Set Traditions around the World

Explores wishing traditions from around the world, including rainbows, wishing wells, the moon, birthday candles, and wishbones. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

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  • Make a Wish
  • Stories About Wishing
  • Coins in the Water
  • Paper Cranes
  • Wishing Walls
  • Wishing Trees
  • The Moon
  • Eyelashes
  • Dandelion Fluff
  • Rainbows
  • Ladybugs for Luck
  • Wishbones
  • Birthday Candles
  • Up Close
  • Hands on
  • Glossary
  • Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 398
Lexile 570
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level O
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503850149, 9781503851863
Copyright 2022, 2022
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations

A noteworthy review of Traditions around the World from Booklist on October 1, 2021

While food and celebrations might come to mind first when thinking of cultural traditions, this selection from the Traditions around the World series (8 titles) explores how different cultures practice making wishes. In this book, wishing includes both making wishes oneself (such as in a well or fountain, on a wishbone, or on a star) and stories where wishes come true (such as Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp and variations on Cinderella). A mix of stock photos and illustrations help readers visualize the various customs and tales, and a small map, often with at least one inset, highlights where the tradition comes from. Although the author’s examples pull slightly more from Europe and the U.S., the book presents a unique topic and provides a good basis for comparing and contrasting global traditions.

Author: M. J. Cosson

Illustrator: Elisa Chavarri