Product: Moonbeams, Dumplings and Dragon Boats
Category: Chinese New Year
Sharing Level: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
Moonbeams, Dumplings and Dragon Boats by Nina Simonds,
Leslie Swartz, and The Children's Museum, Boston
This brightly illustrated, large-format book introduces Chinese
New Year and the Lantern Festival, Qing
Ming and the Cold Foods Festival,
the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Mid-Autumn
Moon Festival. Each section
explains the holiday, tells stories related to it, and offers at least
one activity and one recipe.
Filled with delectable Chinese New Year recipes, hands-on family
activities, and traditional Chinese New Year tales to read
aloud, this extraordinary collection will inspire families everywhere
to re-create the magic of Chinese holidays in their own homes.
They can feast on golden
New Year's dumplings and tasty moon cakes, build a miniature boat for
the Dragon Boat Festival and a kite at Qing Ming, or share the story
of the greedy Kitchen God or the valiant warrior Hou Yi.
This stunning compilation from bestselling cookbook author
Nina Simonds and Leslie Swartz of the Children's Museum, Boston, is the
perfect gift for families that have embraced Chinese holidays for generations--and
for those just beginning new traditions for the new year.