Christmas Around the World: It's a Small World
Calliope Glass & Susan Chen Fang
Disney, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
s you page through this picture book you'll see that children around the world celebrate Christmas in different ways. While Katie is decorating the family Christmas tree in New York, a little boy in Holland is setting out his wooden clogs so that Sinterklaas will fill them with walnuts, candies and small gifts.
ou'll see South African children singing carols by candlelight, youngsters in Mexico attacking a piņata filled with candy, and some little girls in Sweden carefully wearing wreaths with candles as they serve hot chocolate and lussekatt to their family members on Santa Lucia morning.
ther holiday customs in places like South Korea, Brazil, France and Australia are also shown. A page of stickers is included with the book so you can decorate the Christmas tree, place gifts where you like, and move the children representing each country from one page to another.
he stickers do pose a choking hazard for very young children so please be careful.
n the book's final page, you'll learn how to say '
' in seven different languages. So greet friends and family with a hearty
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