Maggie's Chopsticks (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781554536191, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2012
Author Alan Woo uses a poetic style to tell a timeless story about self-discovery and identity. It offers an inspiring message to young children about the importance of being true to yourself as you navigate the challenges of growing up. The rich illustrations by Isabelle Malenfant add depth to the spare text, capturing the family dynamics between the different personalities and beautifully portraying details of a traditional Chinese New Year gathering. This book is a wonderful resource for social studies lessons on world cultures, particularly on family traditions and celebrations. It makes a perfect read-aloud during classroom observances of Chinese New Year. A few Chinese words are included within the story, with translations and phonetic spellings provided in the front of the book.
About the Author
Isabelle Malenfant has illustrated more than a dozen children's books, garnering awards along the way. Maggie's Chopsticks is her first book with Kids Can Press. Isabelle first learned to use chopsticks when she was eight years old. She lives in Montreal, Quebec, with her family.
Praise For Maggie's Chopsticks…
... the story is well-intentioned, the character plucky and hardworking, and the illustrations warm and striking.—Kirkus Reviews