From the Series Festivals
In Mardi Gras, early readers will learn about this American festival and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique celebration.
A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Mardi Gras, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Mardi Gras online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Mardi Gras also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Mardi Gras is part of Jump!’s Festivals series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
Readers are made to feel a part of the story in this collection that uses variations of “we.” Text introduces each festival, describing historical background and religious and cultural roots in just a few sentences, followed by several examples of how it is celebrated. Pages generally have one or two short sentences, and the large color photos, most of which feature children participating in related activities, are the set’s best feature. A concluding page contains photos of each festival’s symbols or celebratory items along with a picture glossary. These books are attractive and compelling enough to draw an audience, and compare favorably with many well-written, recently published works on similar topics. VERDICT A fine supplementary option for new or replacement purchase.