9781580897945

First Laugh

  • ISBN 13:

    9781580897945

  • ISBN 10:

    1580897940

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 08/14/2018
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Inc

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Summary

In Navajo families, the first person to make a new baby laugh hosts the child's First Laugh Ceremony. Who will earn the honor in this story?

The First Laugh Ceremony is a celebration held to welcome a new member of the community. As everyone--from Baby's nima (mom) to nadi (big sister) to cheii (grandfather)--tries to elicit the joyous sound from Baby, readers are introduced to details about Navajo life and the Navajo names for family members. Back matter includes information about other cultural ceremonies that welcome new babies and children, including man yue celebration (China), sanskaras (Hindu) and aquiqa (Muslim).

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