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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: teach your child to celebrate being different

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Books that celebrate being different are crucial for children I recently had coffee with friends who were emigrating to a small town in Australia. Aside from envying ... "cool". In the end, my friends and I agreed that perhaps the best books for their child would be those that celebrate differences. Picture book creators are amazingly inventive when it comes ...

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    Between the lines: children's books that celebrate the power of language

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... vocabulary, which explore concepts like "consequences". Jamie Lee Curtis, the Hollywood actress, celebrates the power of language in her eighth children's picture book, Big Words ... With poems titled Metaphor , Words Free as Confetti and How to Learn to Say a Long, Hard Word , language is celebrated as something that greatly influences our lives, externally and internally. Annie ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: the Confucian way

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:59am by Annie Ho

    ... Bun Festival is a Taoist sacrificial ceremony that is celebrated on the same day as Buddha's birthday. And Hong Kong people don't mind practising or believing in several religions ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: explaining Easter's message to children

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:45am by Annie Ho

    ... that sticky note and stuck it on her own body. In this way, she was able to demonstrate how Jesus took on sins. For a secular celebration of Easter, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes ...

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    Taiwan author's modern fables teach kids to be themselves

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Fables teach kidsto be themselves When it comes to tales about accepting and celebrating oneself, no one tells it better than Chen Chih-yuan. An author-illustrator in Taiwan, Chen created an international sensation when Guji Guji was translated into English. This beautifully written story of a "crocoduck" was an American Library Association Notable ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Chinese picture book award sparks hope for genre

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... is completely unlike A New Year's Reunion , with its patriotic theme of how a modern family celebrates Lunar New Year. In I See a Bird , a mother tries to guess the identity of a new bird her ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Grimm tales told the old-fashioned way

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Grimm tales told the old-fashioned way I was filled with glee the moment I got my hands on a back-ordered copy of Philip Pullman's Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version . Glee turned to euphoria as I devoured this recently published collection of 50 stories retold by Pullman, a celebrated writer for young adults. Pullman's ...

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    Illustrated books open children's minds to a world full of wonders

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 11:09am by Annie Ho

    ... are not always accurate. A favourite in our home is People by Peter Spier, with its detailed illustrations and sparse text. Differences are celebrated and accentuated as they are presented in clusters ... other global workers. Spier focuses on many other subjects that children care about: the kinds of pets that different peoples keep, the feasts and holidays celebrated around the world, the foods ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    In wonder of cultures that colour our world

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... Rama the righteous prince; and Krishna, on whose birthday Indians celebrate the festival called Janamashtami. With the many nationalities and ethnicities living and working in Hong Kong, we are well-positioned to learn about the holidays and traditions of other cultures. After moving to Hong Kong, I learned that Americans don't celebrate Boxing Day, the day after Christmas Day. One of my ...

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    Warhol exhibition a lesson in materialism

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... was not a native English speaker. Warhol's work was informed by his fascination with celebrity and materialism. He was unafraid to copy and replicate everyday American consumer goods, and present them ... It was during this time that socialites and celebrities commissioned him to recreate their image with his signature pops of colour on the eyelids or lips. Again, Warhol showed a willingness to share art ...




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