Celebrating Chinese Festivals Book takes us into the most important and celebrated festivals of China, and explains the traditions, the delicious foods, the exciting activities and special customs that go with them!
There are a couple of festivals listed in this book which I did not practise in Singapore so it is always good to learn more about these. In this book, we follow Little Mei as her family experiences the Chinese festivities in China: Chinese New Year, The Lantern Festival, Qingming Festival, The Dragon Boat Festival, Chinese Valentine’s Day, The Mid-Autumn Festival and Double Ninth Festival.
I love that the story explains in very simple and easy to understand English for younger children. The stories are engaging and filled with colourful water paint illustrations. They also include recipes like moon cakes, sweet dumplings, zongzi etc. and the instructions on how to make these. They do have poems but the poems seem to be lost in translation and don’t make much sense.
My daughter enjoys reading this book and has learnt all the different festivities except for Chinese Valentine’s Day and Double Ninth Festival. It is great for her to learn the festivities through this book. We do celebrate most of the Chinese festivals in the UK with her and with the Chinese club. This book helps to re-enforce the ideas of these festivals.
I think this is a great book as it is easy to understand and a great way to introduce younger children the list of Chinese festivals. I would recommend it. The book is available to buy now from good bookstores, Amazon and Tuttle Publishing.
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