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Birthdays around the world

Ruurs, Margriet2017
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Everyone in the world has a birthday. But birthdays are not celebrated in the same way everywhere. Meet Mercedes in Peru, who eats a cake and a purple pudding called mazamorra morada. Ieva in Latvia is raised in the birthday chair, one lift for each year. And rather than celebrating his own birthday, Phuc Khang in Vietnam joins in the festivities during Tet, when everyone in the country turns one year older. Based on interviews with real people, award-winning author Margriet Ruurs tells the unique stories of how seventeen children from all around the globe celebrate a birthday, including how they each say happy birthday in their native language. Following the memorable stories, children are invited to compare their own birthday traditions with the ones they've learned about in the book.
Main title:
Birthdays around the world / written by Margriet Ruurs ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.
Imprint:
Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, 2017
Collation:
40 pages : colour illustrations, colour map ; 32 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
Includes note for parents and teachers.
Contents:
Canada -- U.S.A. -- Jamaica -- Peru -- Latvia -- Russia -- Belgium -- Ghana -- Lesotho -- India -- Japan -- Cambodia -- Vietnam -- Australia -- Your Birthday.
ISBN:
9781771386241
Dewey class:
394.2
Language:
English
BRN:
315130
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