My First Chinese New Year
Karen Katz. Henry Holt & Company, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8050-7076-7
Karen Katz introduces readers to the traditions and importance of this holiday in China with My First Chinese New Year. ""Red means good luck and happiness in China"" reads the text, as mother and child hang patterned red tissues for decoration. The girl narrator ""sweep[s] away the bad luck from last year"" with her younger sister and makes an altar ""to honor our ancestors"" with her grandfather, among other activities sure to inspire readers and their kin. The family enjoying a banquet and a colorful parade round out the fun. .
Reviewed on: 01/03/2005