Happy Chinese New Year!: A Festive Counting Story (Board book)
On Our Shelves Now
Count to twelve with the zodiac animals as they get ready to celebrate Chinese New Year! Sweet, colorful illustrations introduce each of the zodiac animals as they bring special items to the celebration.
Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! Happy Chinese New Year!
The zodiac animals are ready to celebrate Chinese New Year with traditions and a big feast! Little ones can count to twelve as each animal prepares for the holiday:
Rat cleaned away the bad luck in one big sweep!
Ox shopped for two new outfits.
Tiger brought three kinds of flowers.
The simple text and vibrant illustrations in this book make it easy for little ones to follow along as the animals' preparations lead up to a tasty feast followed by a party with music and dancing!
The pages also feature the Chinese characters that correspond to each number highlighted on the page. Children will learn to recognize the characters as they read the book again and again, and the pronunciation guide will help them say the words out loud.
In the back of the book, each of the Chinese New Year traditions mentioned in the story is explained in further detail—from the customs of cleaning the house and wearing new clothes to hanging lanterns and making dumplings.
This visually stunning board book has red and gold foil on the cover and is the perfect way to introduce little ones to Chinese New Year and its traditions.
About the Author
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Philadelphia, Jannie Ho moved to New York to study illustration at Parsons School of Design. After working as a graphic designer and an art director at many fun places, such as Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and TIME for Kids, she decided illustration was her true calling. Jannie (also known as Chicken Girl) now specializes in illustrating for the children's market, including trade and educational books, magazines, toys, crafts, and digital media. She works and plays in Boston with her husband and daughter.