Previously published by Hodder Wayland as CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS: BIRTHS, this edition has been simplified and updated to suit KS1 and KS2 readers of ages 6-9. Children can discover information such as how Christian baptism differs from a Muslim naming ceremony, which special words are whispered into a Sikh baby's ear and how a Hindu baby's horoscope is read. The book includes child's-eye accounts of some of these events as well as extracts from ancient religious texts to demonstrate their origins. It provides a fascinating insight into the beliefs and practices expressed through the special ceremonies of the six major world religions and is essential for any classroom or library.
Polly Goodman is an experienced writer and editor of children's information books, with over ten year's experience in educational publishing.