This exuberant story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each member of the family lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it's time to put on new clothes and celebrate with family and friends. There will be fireworks and lion dancers, shining lanterns, and a great, long dragon parade to help bring in the Lunar New Year. And the dragon parade in our book is extra long-on a surprise fold-out page at the end of the story. Grace Lin's artwork is a bright and gloriously patterned celebration in itself And her story is tailor-made for reading aloud.
"From the Hardcover edition."
"A wonderful and much-needed addition to Chinese New Year literature."--School Library Journal
"Simple, energetic language and colorful, appealing art make this a perfect introduction to the holiday, particularly for young children."--Kirkus Reviews
Series: Read to a Child!
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 34
Published: 14th December 2010
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 25.5 x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1