The Lunar New Year Surprise
From the Series Holidays in Our Home
“It’s the first day of the Lunar New Year—the biggest, yummiest, NOISIEST celebration of the year!” During the festivities, can Gege find the perfect moment to present his handcrafted surprise to his little sister?
Children will learn what makes the Lunar New Year special, from the preparation responsibilities, to the celebratory new moon signifying the first day of the holiday, and the festivities that continue in the following weeks.
Whether rice balls for family togetherness, spring rolls for a fresh start, or noodles for long life and happiness, this tale has a foodie focus and shows why Lunar New Year is the yummiest celebration of the year, too.
Jade Wang and Tammy Do join together to represent their respective cultures as Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, is celebrated around the world and in various Asian countries.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Category||Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diversity, Holidays|
|Publisher||Soaring Kite Books|
|Imprint||Soaring Kite Books|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Jade Wang
Jade Wang is a speech pathologist and a bilingual English and Mandarin-Chinese author. When Jade is not indulging in her writing, she enjoys crocheting, art-making, and playing with her daughter.
Illustrator: Tammy Do
Tammy Do is a Vietnamese illustrator who embraces her culture by using bright and vibrant colors. Through illustration, Tammy frees her inner child, letting herself wander through places and stories.
“Recommended for larger collections or those that need books about Lunar New Year.”—School Library Journal
“Wang details traditional Spring Festival customs and their meanings, portrayed in Do’s festive illustrations . . . . Back matter includes more about Lunar New Year dishes globally and a zodiac animal guide.”—Publishers Weekly