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My first Chinese New Year, Karen Katz

Label
My first Chinese New Year
Title
My first Chinese New Year
Statement of responsibility
Karen Katz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A girl and her family prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year
Character
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-K. This very simple introduction to the Chinese New Year focuses on food, families, and customs. Bright, cheerful collage and mixed media-illustrations work well with the narrative, but a few crowd the pages and spill into the gutter. Chinese lettering would have added an authentic flavor to signs and banners. Still, the brief, informative text is well suited for preschool holiday and multicultural units. -- Linda Perkins (BookList, 02-01-2005, p965)
  • PreS-Gr 1 –In this colorful picture book, a young girl prepares for and celebrates the Chinese New Year with her extended family, describing how she makes an altar to honor her ancestors, gets a haircut, feasts with her relatives, and attends a Chinatown parade. 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. Pair it with Janet S. Wong's This Next New Year (Farrar, 2000) for a festive treat.–Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY --Rachel G. Payne (Reviewed December 1, 2004) (School Library Journal, vol 50, issue 12, p112)
  • Bickel, a veterinary assistant at the Denver Zoo, and Nagda team up again for some animal math in this charming account of two abandoned polar bear cubs. When the newborn bears are discovered, the race for their survival begins. (Two-thirds of all polar bear mothers give birth to twins.) Dr. Kenny, the zoo's vet, and assistants Cindy and Denny take turns feeding the babies around the clock, but have to guess what they should eat. (One-third puppy milk plus two-thirds half-and-half makes one batch of the first attempt at bear milk.) At first the cubs don't grow well, but thanks to dedicated attention they soon outgrow their human caregivers. (Adult Snow weighs half as much as adult Klondike.) Terrific photos of the bears, from helpless newborns to active adults, illustrate the bear narrative. The fraction lessons are presented on opposing pages so they can be incorporated into the story or ignored. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10) (Kirkus Reviews, July 14, 2004)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
131935
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katz, Karen
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Toddler
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.K15745
LC item number
Mw 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
Reading level
  • 2.3.
  • 2.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese New Year
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese New Year
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese New Year
Target audience
primary
Label
My first Chinese New Year, Karen Katz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53356396
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780805070767
Lccn
2003023488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780805070767
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53356396
Label
My first Chinese New Year, Karen Katz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53356396
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780805070767
Lccn
2003023488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780805070767
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53356396

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