Experience 13 special days from cultures around the world! Rhyming text and vibrant illustrations throughout encourages beginning readers, while educational notes at the end brim with facts about the special days for older children to explore. Complete with a calendar to reinforce learning, Let’s Celebrate! makes for a fun and informative companion to the award-winning Barefoot Books Children of the World.
The featured festivals include:
Kodomo no Hi (Japan)
Spring Festival (Lunar New Year) (China)
Matariki (New Zealand)
Inti Raymi (Peru)
Passover (United States)
New Yam Festival (Nigeria)
Novy God (Russia)
Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan) (Egypt)
Día de Muertos (Mexico)
Product Dimensions:10 x 9.75 inches
Page Count:40 pages
Age Range:Ages 4-10 years
Awards & Accolades
"An accessible tool for teaching children about world cultures, seasonal special events, and festivals for school and public library collections" — School Library Journal
About the Contributors
Written by - Kate DePalma
Kate DePalma was born and raised outside Nashville, TN, USA. As Senior Editor at Barefoot Books, she has helped develop dozens of picture books, as well as authoring her own, including those published under her pseudonym, Sunny Scribens. She holds an M.A. in Classics from the University of Texas and is also a published poet and scholar. Kate lives with her husband and daughter in Pennsylvania, USA.
Illustrated by - Martina Peluso
Martina Peluso has wanted to be an illustrator ever since she read The BFG by Ronald Dahl when she was young. After growing up in Tuscany and Naples, Italy, she studied Art of Printing at the Institute of Art in Naples and has frequented illustration courses at Sarmede and Pavia. She has worked in all areas of illustration, including advertising, packaging, editorial and design; her artwork has been exhibited throughout the world. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.