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Bowls of Happiness

Treasures from China and the Forbidden City

Brian Tse, Alice Mak (Illustrator), Ben Wang (Translator)


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**Winner of the American Library Association's Parent's Choice Gold Award**

Piggy's mom loves her so much that she has decided to make a special porcelain bowl just for her. As mom makes the bowl, Piggy enters the world being painted on its outside. There she meets and learns about the animals used on these Chinese artworks and the messages of happiness and good-fortune that they convey.

Created by internationally renowned children's book artists Brian Tse and Alice Mak, this book teaches children about Chinese artwork and culture and their universal spirit of generosity, love, and respect for nature. The lovable illustrations are coupled with photographs of porcelain art found in the Palace Museum's collection. Children will learn about how bowls are made and be able to draw their own Bowl of Happiness after they have finished reading the story.

China Institute in America, 9780989377645, 84pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2015

About the Author

Brian Tse and Alice Mak are beloved the world over for their heart-warming and educational stories for children. They are the creators of the iconic cartoon characters McMug and McDull, who have been featured in numerous award-winning works including books, comics, television shows, and movies. Their book This is the Greatest Place! has also been also released as part of the We All Live in the Forbidden City series.