My First Chinese New Year (Hardcover)

By Karen Katz, Yehuda Katz, Karen Katz (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805070767, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2005



"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 the Author

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.

Praise For My First Chinese New Year

"Throughout, holiday traditions and symbolism are clearly and simply explained... This one’s a winner."--Kirkus Reviews