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“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.” —School Library Journal
“This one’s a winner.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for My First Kwanzaa:“The simple text and colorful folkloric illustrations with vivid patterns make this a good book to share with young children.” —School Library Journal
Praise for Over the Moon:“An ebullient tribute for families whose members may have come from a faraway place.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Colors of Us:“Katz’s pencil-and-gouache pictures joyously convey the range of human pigmentation. Positive and useful.” —School Library Journal“Bold illustrations celebrate diversity with a child’s open-hearted sensibility and a mother’s love.” —Kirkus Reviews
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 been an illustrator and graphic designer for many years. She has a special interest in folk art from around the world and has written and illustrated more than ten books for children, including Over the Moon, The Colors of Us, Counting Kisses, and My First Kwanzaa. Ms. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Woodstock, New York.