Gung Hay Fat Choy: Happy New Year (Festivals and Holidays)

by June Behrens

Other authorsTerry Behrens (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1982

Status

Available

Call number

394.261 Beh

Call number

394.261 Beh

Local notes

394.261 Beh

Collection

Publication

Childrens Pr (1982), Library Binding, 31 pages

Description

Explains the significance of the Chinese New Year and describes its celebration by Chinese Americans.

Language

Physical description

31 p.; 8.5 x 0.25 inches

ISBN

0516088424 / 9780516088426

Barcode

3646

User reviews

LibraryThing member tstato1
SUMMARY
This book shares the traditions of the Chinese New Year Celebration. Chinese New Year is a celebration that occur anytime between late January and early February. Red and orange are colors used to express joy. Families get together and celebrate the year. Days of celebration follow with firecrackers and magnificent paper mache dragons of all colors.

REVIEW
I like that this book included a lot of information, but was not overwhelming or an abundance of text. I think that's what makes it a nice fit for this age group. I appreciated that the author kept repeating the phrase 'gung hay fat choy' and that they usually put it in all capital letters to make it stand it. This was a great way to get students to remember that phrase. The pictures of the dragons were also beautiful.
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Pages

31

Rating

(3 ratings; 4.3)
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