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).---fro the publisher
32 pages 978-1580897945 Ages 4-7
Keywords: new baby, customs and traditions, Native Americans, Navajo, family, respecting others, diverse books, diversity, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old