In the Year-round with Pelle & Ronja, we follow the children Pelle and Ronja (Eddie & Hannah) and their family through a whole year and learn with them about the course of the year and about traditions and holidays.
Pelle and Ronja celebrate both the good old Christmas and Easter, but they also celebrate many of the newer traditions such as Valentine’s Day, Workers’ International Day of Struggle and Pride Week.
The old and almost forgotten, like candle mass and St. Michael’s Day, have also found a place in the book along with many, many others.
For each holiday / tradition, there is a short story with Pelle and Ronja, followed by an explanation of the holiday / tradition as well as suggestions for topics of conversation and activities related to the holiday / tradition. In this way, the book can be used both as a traditional picture book and as a non-fiction book for the little ones.
Danish Material assessment and lecturer opinion from the libraries
“Pelle and Ronja learn about 30 different holidays and traditions, all of which take place during a calendar year. There are suggestions for topics of conversation, questions for the reader and ideas for games and activities that can be done together. Several holidays are linked to the Christian church , eg Easter and Pentecost, but others are more seasonal as autumn festivals.From newer traditions there is Valentine’s Day and Pride Week.
A very nice and informative picture book. Beautiful and very evocative illustrations that fit the text of the book, written in a child-friendly and clear language. A nice realistic picture is given of the role of traditions in modern families, for example the children get pasta and meat sauce on ‘Mortensaften’, and have to wait until the weekend for the traditional food.