Lunar New Year (Celebrate The World)

$11.39 New In stock Publisher: Little Simon
SKU: BKZN9781534433038
ISBN : 9781534433038
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Lunar New Year (Celebrate The World)

Lunar New Year (Celebrate The World)

Learn all about the traditions of Lunar New Year-also known as Chinese New Year-with this fourth board book in the Celebrate the World series, which highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe.After the winter solstice each year, it?s time for a celebration with many names: Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, and Lunar New Year! With beautiful artwork by Chinese illustrator Alina Chau, this festive board book teaches readers that Lunar New Year invites us to spend time with family and friends, to light lanterns, and set off fireworks, dance with dragons, and to live the new year in harmony and happiness.From School Library JournalPreS-Gr 1-A lively family of five and their relatives are the centerpiece of this new entry in the series. In this standout introduction to Lunar New Year, the holiday's origins and the concept of the Chinese zodiac are explained. Then, it's time for the family to cook, clean, and decorate in preparation for the festivities. Important traditions and symbols of the festival are presented, along with key themes of the holiday, such as luck and prosperity. The information is supplemented by Chau's vibrant organic illustrations that brim with life. They deftly blend the look of traditional Chinese painting on pages showing ancient myths with more contemporary illustrations depicting modern New Year celebrations. The text is longer and more involved than is typically found in board book selections. VERDICT The bright, playful illustrations and descriptive text make Lunar New Year an outstanding introduction to the holiday for children.-Katherine Barr, Cameron Village Regional Library, Raleigh, NCAbout the AuthorHannah Eliot is a children?s book editor who lives in Manhattan, New York. Her favorite activities include editing (of course), writing, painting, and doodling all over every piece of notebook paper she uses.Alina Chau grew up in Hong Kong, where she discovered that drawing and painting were the best way to keep her out of mischief. Art is what eventually led her to the United States, where she received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. After over a decade working in the animation industry, she decided to focus on illustration and

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