Previously published by Hodder Wayland as CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS: WEDDINGS, this edition has been simplified and updated to suit KS1 and KS2 readers age 6-9 years. Children can discover information such as why Jewish couples break a glass during their wedding ceremony, why certain foods are eaten at a Hindu wedding and how bridesmaids support the bride at a Christian wedding. 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.
Cath Senker is an experienced writer and editor of children's information books.