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.
Hardcover, 34 Pages, 3-7 years.
After attending the Rhode Island School of Design, Grace Lin followed her dream of creating children’s books. She has become an advocate for diversity, and truly believes, “Books erase bias, …A book makes all cultures universal.”
Included in the exhibition Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration on view November 17, 2018 through February 10, 2019 at Norman Rockwell Museum.