BUDDHISM by Harriet Brundle

BUDDHISM

From the "Your Faith" series
Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

An exploration of religion and Buddhism for the youngest seekers, one of six major religions introduced in this British educational publisher’s new Your Faith series.

Like its companions on Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism, the book opens with a clear and simple definition of the concept of religion. Boldface words throughout are defined in the text as well as in a glossary at the back. Each of the 10 double-page spreads deals with a single concept—“What is Buddhism?”; “The Buddha”; “The Three Jewels”; etc.—in three or four sentences that provide simple explanations of places of worship and core ideas and texts. The last spread features five facts about Buddhism. The illustrations are mostly photographs of Buddhist people and objects; monks and statues of the Buddha figure prominently. Some photos have captions or callouts with simple related facts. With its simple approach, this volume does not try to mention the many vastly different sects of Buddhism, but nearly all that is said relates to all of them. It also mentions being reborn but does not tackle the important core idea of reincarnation.

With limitations, a valuable asset to any caregiver or library collection interested in expanding the horizons of the very young. (glossary, index) (Informational picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-78637-034-1
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Booklife/Trafalgar
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2017




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