Synopses & Reviews
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. Karen Katz's warm and lively introduction to a special holiday will make even the youngest child want to start a Chinese New Year tradition!
“The tale radiates warmth and quietly builds up to the dramatic dragon dance and the traditional greeting of ‘Gung Hay Fat Choy! The collage illustrations, cut from paper with colorful Asian designs, also include paint and other media to capture the joyful celebrants. This is a clear introduction to the holiday that young children will enjoy in one-on-one or group read-alouds.” —School Library Journal
“This ones a winner.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for My First Kwanzaa:
“The simple text and colorful folkloric illustrations with vivid patterns make this a good book to share with young children.” —School Library Journal
Praise for Over the Moon:
“An ebullient tribute for families whose members may have come from a faraway place.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Colors of Us:
“Katzs pencil-and-gouache pictures joyously convey the range of human pigmentation. Positive and useful.” —School Library Journal
“Bold illustrations celebrate diversity with a childs open-hearted sensibility and a mothers love.” —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Karen Katz has been an illustrator and graphic designer for many years. She has a special interest in folk art from around the world and has written and illustrated more than ten books for children, including Over the Moon, The Colors of Us, Counting Kisses, and My First Kwanzaa. Ms. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Woodstock, New York.