Bringing in the New Year (Read to a Child!) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Grace Lin includes an informative author's note with further details on the customs and traditions surrounding the Lunar New Year for parents and teachers. Grace Lin has written and illustrated several picture books about this Chinese American family (based on her own!): Dim Sum for Everyone!, Kite Flying, and Fortune Cookie Fortunes. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. From the Hardcover edition.

Praise For…

"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 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375866050
ISBN-10: 0375866051
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Publication Date: December 14th, 2010
Pages: 34
Language: English
Series: Read to a Child!