My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz

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Hooray! Hooray!
Soon it will be Chinese New Year.

A fun and colorful way to introduce the
Chinese New Year to young readers

Chinese New Year is a time of new beginnings. Follow one little girl as she learns how to welcome the coming year and experience all the festivities surrounding it. This warm and lively introduction to a special holiday will make even the youngest child want to start a Chinese New Year tradition!
 

About Karen Katz

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Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby’s Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.
 
Published January 3, 2005 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Later, purchasing plum and quince blossom with her father, she says, “The tiny buds remind us that new things can always grow.” With her grandmother, the girl makes soup “to bring good health.” Katz uses bright colors and energetic patterns in her collage and mixed-media illustrations to capture ...

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Katz (My First Kwanzaa ) adds to her canon of picture books about multicultural celebrations with this upbeat and informative work.

Jun 25 2007 | Read Full Review of My First Chinese New Year

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Karen Katz introduces readers to the traditions and importance of this holiday in China with My First Chinese New Year.

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