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It happens in the month of January
Illustrated by Pat DeWitt and Robin DeWitt
Ages 6 to 8
Charlesbridge, 2002, 0-88106-995-7
With the coming of January a new year arrives. Indeed the month was named after Janus, “the god of beginnings and endings.” People welcome the coming of the New Year with parties and celebrations and many people make resolutions which they hope they will be able to keep in the months to come.
In the northern hemisphere January is often the month when snow blows and when the landscape becomes still and white under its cold white covering. Children have a wonderful time building snowmen, sledding, and skating. People from the colder parts of the world may head south for a little while at this time of year to get a much needed spell of sun and warmth.
In this month we celebrate several holidays including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Chinese New year.
In addition to discussing these topics, the author of this interesting book gives her readers a wonderful picture of what happens in nature at this time of year. She explores what creatures all over the world are likely to be doing in January and describes the landscape and plants as well.
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