Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Non-Fiction Picture Book Review: K is for Kwanzaa

K is for Kwanzaa

K is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book
Written by: Juwanda G. Ford
Illustrated by: Ken Wilson-Max
Published by: Scholastic, 1997

* Hapy Kwanzaa to all who celebrate!  Even though we don't celebrate this holiday I do like reading books to the kids about it.  This is an alphabet book where the author explains a word that begins with the each letter and how it relates to the holiday.  In the beginning of the book the author explains and lists the seven principles of Kwanzaa.  The book is written so that even my four year old son can understand and enjoy it and the illustrations are bright and colorful.  The kids were able to make connections and relate to some words like the kinara (candle holder) to the menorah. Other words like candle, feast, and harvest they knew and understood.  Overall, we thought that this was a great, informative read as an introduction to Kwanzaa.

We own this book.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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