A Texas Year: Twelve Months in the Life of Texan Kids (A Kids’ Year)
A Texas Year: Twelve Months in the Life of Texan Kids (A Kids’ Year) shares ways some kids in Texas celebrate special events and holidays all year long. The book introduces us to five kids from a few of the many cultures of people that live in Texas today. The authors tell some of the celebrations that the five kids might have each month of the year.
The pictures were helpful, and there were lots of labels to make sure the reader understood what each picture was. The map at the back of the book was helpful to see the land of Texas and what you can find in each part of Texas. I also thought it was good to share the BIG FACTS about Texas at the end.
It was interesting to learn about the parts of Texas that I don’t live in. Some of the celebrations were completely new to me even though I live in Texas. Many of the special events can be found all over the United States of America, so they are not all special just to Texas.
There is a lot more about living in Texas that could have been in the book. I also wish there would have been a place to tell more about certain things. For example, my family and I had to look up what a “chuck wagon” was. I also wish the authors would have told where some of the special events were happening in case we wanted to visit or celebrate them.
I thought this book had some interesting things to share (like what “Texas” means), and I learned a few new things about my home state. This book would be good choice for kids would want to learn more about special events that happen in parts of Texas.
Tania McCartney • Tina Snerling, Illustrator