Birthdays around the world

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Barron, Ashley, Illustrator
Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2017].
Elementary Grade
Central - Kids Nonfiction  2 available
J 394.2 RUURS
Shirlington - Kids Nonfiction  1 available
J 394.2 RUURS


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40 pages : color ; 32 cm.
9781771386241, 177138624X
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"Every child in the world has a birthday. But how children celebrate this occasion depends on where they live. In this latest addition to the Around the World series, award-winning author Margriet Ruurs explores the fascinating ways that children experience birthdays. You'll meet fourteen kids from different countries, each celebrating a birthday according to their local traditions. Bram from Belgium never gets to sleep in on his birthday - his family wakes him up by clanging pots and pans. For Ninoshka in India, it's important to give thanks to the Hindu gods and share sweets with her classmates. And some kids don't celebrate their birthdays at all. Instead, Phúc Khang in Vietnam celebrates Tet, when everyone in the country turns one year older. A world map that pinpoints the countries in the book, a Note to Parents and Teachers with interactive activities and a glossary of foreign words and phrases help to enrich the reading experience. Based on interviews with real people from each country, Birthdays Around the World is an invitation to experience a different culture, think about your own birthday celebrations and even learn how to say "Happy Birthday" in another language (like Hawaiian: "Hau oli la hanau" [ho-O-lee LA HA-now])!"--,Provided by publisher.
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Elementary Grade
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ruurs, M., & Barron, A. (2017). Birthdays around the world . Kids Can Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ruurs, Margriet and Ashley, Barron. 2017. Birthdays Around the World. Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ruurs, Margriet and Ashley, Barron. Birthdays Around the World Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ruurs, Margriet,, and Ashley Barron. Birthdays Around the World Kids Can Press, 2017.

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