Synopses & Reviews
A surprise for Chinese New Year. A gift has come for Amy, all the way from China. The package has arrived just in time for Chinese New Year, the most important holiday in the Chinese culture. It's a tradition to spend time with friends and family. Since Amy's aunt and uncles live in China and are unable to make a new-year visit, they have sent their niece a special gift that expresses their love and their wish to keep the family together.
"Chen's text is spare but, combined with . . . luscious watercolors, evokes a vivid portrait of rural Chinese culture. Children will find much to notice and discuss in the illustrations, both in the pictures of Amy's home . . . and those of China. . . . This is an uncomplicated introduction to [Chinese New Year] and a lovely addition to most collections."--School Library Journal
"Succeeds in evoking the importance of meaningful family relationships, especially over a distance." --Kirkus Reviews
"An uncomplicated introduction to the holiday and a lovely addition to most collections." --School Library Journal
Amy's aunt and uncle leave in China and are unable to make a new-year visit to celebrate the Chinese New Year. They have sent their niece a special gift that expresses their love and their wish to keep the family together though they live apart.
About the Author
Yong Chen was born in Taishan, a town in the Guangdong province of China, where he began drawing and painting at the age of four. He studied illustration at Massachusetts College of Art, where he now teaches. He lives in Nashua, New Hampshire.