Synopses & Reviews
“In a book that is itself a celebration, Demi explains the rituals and ideas behind the Chinese New Year festival. The last 15 days of the old year are spent cleaning and preparing (‘Wash your hair and get a new haircut. Pay the debts that you owe and collect what is owed to you!). On the eve of the new moon, a special feast is prepared. . . . The first 15 days of the new year are spent celebrating with lion dances, firecrackers, and other activities. Demis characteristic tiny, lively figures illustrate each page, with several spreads devoted to small, labeled pictures identifying things associated with the holiday. Infused with joy and filled with information.”—Booklist
- A gorgeous little gift: In a small trim size with a striking acetate jacket, this mini edition of a bestseller makes an ideal holiday impulse buy.- An inspiration for the New Year: In addition to a colorful introduction to the Chinese New Year, the book offers playful, practical New Year's advice ("Sweep and dust! Sweep out the old and bring in the New Year.").- The New Year is one of the most exciting holidays in the Chinese calendar and more and more school kids are familiar with it.
Hitz's bestselling "Happy New Year! Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'ai!" is now available in this retitled mini edition, perfectly packaged for the gift-buying season. Full color.
About the Author
Demi has long been interested in Eastern art and philosophy, which inspired her to create this book about the Chinese New Year celebration. She has written and illustrated more than 20 books for children, including The Empty Pot, Gandhi, and Kites: Magic Wishes that Fly Up to the Sky.