Laughter is a holy gift for the Navajo people. Humor is woven into life like the wool fibers of a traditional Navajo rug, in this story we learn of the the First Laugh Ceremony held to welcome a new member of the community. As everyone--from Baby's nima (mom) to nadi (big sister) to cheii (grandfather)--tries to elicit the joyous sound from Baby, readers are introduced to details about Navajo life and the Navajo names for family members.
Hardcover: 32 pages
Grade Level: PreK-K