Product: This Next New Year
Category: Chinese New Year
Age: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong, Yangsook Choi
Celebrating the Chinese New Year
A young boy looks forward to Chinese New Year - also known as the Lunar
New Year, the day of the first new moon. It is a time of hope, and you
don't have to be Chinese to celebrate it! His best friend, Glenn, who
is French and German, and his cousin Evelyn, part Hopi and part Mexican,
like the food and the envelopes of money, while he celebrates the fresh
start the day offers. He cleans the house to make room for luck, and
is glad the palms of his hands itch - that means he is coming into money.
Most of all, he vows not to say things such as "can't do / don't
have / why me" because he has dreams he is ready to make come true.
Janet S. Wong's spare, lyrical couplets voice a child's determination
to face the new year with courage and optimism. Yangsook Choi captures
the spirit of celebration in her vibrant, energetic pictures.