First Laugh--Welcome, Baby!

First Laugh--Welcome, Baby!

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Overview

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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580897945
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 347,567
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

*  Rose Ann Tahe was born into the Naaneesh't'ezhi Tachii'nii nish'li (The Charcoal Streaked Division of the Red Running Into the Water Clan), born for Ashiihi bashish'chiin (Salt People Clan). Rose held a doctoral degree in elementary education leadership and a master's degree in elementary education. Rose died in 2015, and her son and three daughters support this posthumous publication.

  *  Nancy Bo Flood was a research psychologist and studied brain development at the University of Minnesota and the University of London before writing books for children. She has a special interest in legends and folklore. Her titles include Soldier Sister, Fly Home; Warriors in the Crossfire; and Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo.

  *  Jonathan Nelson is a Navajo graphic designer, graphic artist, and illustrator. He is Kiiyaa'áanii (Towering House Clan) and Naakai Dine'é (Mexican Clan). Johnny designs and creates art and illustrations with paints, pixels, and ballpoint pens. Jonathan lives outside Denver, Colorado.

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Baby! We wait. Watching, tickling, smiling. When will we hear your very first laugh?
(Continues…)



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