My First Chinese New Year

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Macmillan, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages

Hooray! Hooray!
Soon it will be Chinese New Year.

A fun and colorful way to introduce the
Chinese New Year to young readers

Chinese New Year is a time of new beginnings. Follow one little girl as she learns how to welcome the coming year and experience all the festivities surrounding it. This warm and lively introduction to a special holiday will make even the youngest child want to start a Chinese New Year tradition!


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The story follows one girl on the day of the Chinese New year and what she does while explaining the significance of each activity and of the objects involved in the celebration. This story would be ... Read full review

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A little girl is preparing for the Chinese new year! She takes part in her family's fun traditions for the new year. The illustrations are colorful and fun, and I feel that they do a good job at ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby's Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.

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