Bringing in the New Year (Library Binding)
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375937453, 34pp.
Publication Date: January 8, 2008
This exuberant story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each family member lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it's time to celebrate. There will be fireworks and lion dancers, shining lanterns, and a great, long dragon parade to help bring in the Lunar New Year. And the dragon parade in our book is extra long—on a great surprise fold out page at the end of the story.
Grace Lin's bright and gloriously patterned artwork is perfect for this holiday tale. Her story is simple and tailor-made for reading aloud to young children, and she includes an informative author's note with further details on the customs surrounding the Lunar New Year for parents and teachers.