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MY FIRST CHINESE NEW YEAR by Karen Katz, Karen Katz | Kirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of MY FIRST CHINESE NEW YEAR . A girl and her family celebrate the Chinese New Year in Katz's engaging offering.- Kirkus Reviews
Children's Review: My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz / Author, Karen Katz / Illustrator Henry Holt & Company $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8050-7076-7Karen Katz introduces readers to the traditions and importance of this holiday in China with My First Chinese New Year. Red means good luck and happiness in China reads the text, as mother and chi- Publishers Weekly
Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby’s Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.