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Celebrate Lunar New Year with a rainbow of traditions in this bilingual board book!
Hóng is the color of firecrackers! Jīn is the hue of lucky coins. Zŏng is the shade of sweet peanut puffs. Welcome to the festivities of the Chinese New Year, where symbolic gifts, foods, and objects come together in a celebration of beautiful colors.
This simple and bold bilingual board book is perfect for toddlers and lap sitters. Each spread focuses on a particular color, giving the name in both Chinese and English, and showcasing a traditional part of the New Year celebration--from paper fans to lion dances.
For older readers, a large-format picture book is also available, which features additional backmatter about the symbols shown.
Rich Lo, born in Canton, China, was always drawing and painting with his six siblings. At the age of seven, he and his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Chicago's Chinatown. An accomplished illustrator and fine artist, his work can be found on packaging and ads for national brands and on large installations in public buildings throughout the Midwest. He is also the illustrator of Mountain Chef and Father's Chinese Opera, which was an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book.