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Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas Summary Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF µ In this multicultural New Years story Shanté Keys learns about Chinese New Year and Diwali as well as how January 1st is celebrated in other countries The author includes additional pages of information about diverse New Years traditionIn this multicultural New Years story Shanté Keys learns about Chinese New Year and Diwa. Well the holiday stories and crafts program has come and gone so now it's time to review all the books It's a lot easier to answer the uestion Would a kid like this when you are reading it to an actual kid The truth is there are a lot of things that I don't like in a picture book that a kid either doesn't mind or in fact embraces see my last review on Jingle Jingle for on this Rhyming text is one of those things It's not like I'm opposed to it and there are plenty of good ones Sheep in a Jeep but I don't like when authors feel like they have to rhyme so that it can be a real children's book that's why you see rhyming in celebrity authors' books all the time Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas featured some rhyming that really seemed to be grasping at straws For context it's about a little girl named Shante Keys who eats black eyed peas every year at New Year's Eve She discovers that her grandmother forgot to make the peas this year so she goes to various neighbors Senor Ortiz Miss Lee Mr MacGhee Hari you can see where this is going right to ask them for peas However she learns that none of them have black eyed peas because they observe different New Year's traditions For example Senor Ortiz eats grapes and makes a lot of noise in Mexico where he's from while Miss Lee celebrates the new year in a whole different month Here's where the bad rhyming comes in Senor Ortiz says I am from Mexico down by Belize For luck we make noise and eat grapes like these Ummm who defines Mexico as being down by Belize All the rhymes with peas will definitely annoy you after a while Also it seems a little like trotting out a bunch of cultural stereotypes at once However the cultural traditions observed in the various ethnic and religious holidays are accurate Scottish Chinese Hindu Mexican Of course you can't say that all Scottish people eat Haggis and cheese on New Year's nor that Chinese people eat dumplings Still a little girl's face lit up when I said this story is about a girl who eats black eyed peas on New Year's and she exclaimed I eat black eyed peas on New Year's The kids will enjoy it Enough saidAges 4 6

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Li as well as how January 1st is celebrated in other countries The author includes additi. While the rhyming text can get a little clumsy there's a lot of read aloud appeal here as Shante Keys traverses the neighborhood trying to find black eyed peas for her family's traditional New Year's Day dinner and discovers lots of other food traditions along the way The author's note at the end is very informative The illustrations are bright and engaging

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Shante Keys and the New Year's PeasOnal pages of information about diverse New Years traditions and special foods Full color. Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas is a realistic fiction about a girl named Shante who spends her day in search of peas for grandma to cook for their New Years dinner The story was age appropriate and children can understand the content of the story The problem in the story was Shante's Grandma had spent all day cooking for their New Year's dinner but she forgot about peas For African Americans black eyed peas is a tradition for New Year's dinner that symbolizes good luck for the year to come The characters in the story represent individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and shares their New Year's traditions accurately and truthfully The illustrations are accurate for all individuals of different cultural backgrounds and the language used accurately represents the groups The problem was solved in the story when Shante goes to her Aunt's home and she has than enough extra peas to share with Shante Shante is able to bring the peas to Grandma so that she can finish dinner and everyone Shante has invited throughout the day joins them for dinner This was a good children's book that not only showed African American's traditions but also showed traditions for members of other cultural backgrounds