Henry's First-Moon Birthday by Lenore Look

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Jenny's baby brother Henry is having his one-month birthday -- his first-moon, as it's called in Chinese. And even though Jenny's sure he doesn't deserve it -- all Henry does is sleep, eat, and cry -- there's a big celebration planned for him. Together, Jenny and her grandma get everything ready, from dyeing eggs a lucky red to preparing pigs' feet and ginger soup. And someday, when Henry's old enough to appreciate all her hard work, Jenny will tell him how lucky he was to have her in charge.
The childlike charm of Lenore Look's story is perfectly captured in Yumi Heo's naïve illustrations, which give readers the impression that Jenny drew them herself.

About Lenore Look

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Lenore Look is the author of Love as Strong as Ginger, a Booklist Editors' Choice of 1999, which the New York Times praised as "a loving anecdotal tale." Unlike her heroine, Jenny, Ms. Look doesn't like being in charge of domestic details and is working on passing her few helpful genes on to her two daughters. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Randolph, New Jersey, with her husband and children.
Published April 1, 2001 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While the rest of the family sleeps, GninGnin and Jen bustle about cooking traditional Chinese dishes (pigs' feet and ginger soup, eggs dyed a lucky red) and writing good-luck messages in ""ink, the real stuff, which GninGnin makes by rubbing an ink pebble with a little water."" Soon, Mother join...

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