New Clothes for New Year’s Day
The New Year is the start of everything new...Follow a young Korean girl as she dresses and prepares for celebrating the Lunar New Year. Simple words and inventively composed pictures depict each step in donning the elaborate, traditional costume, from the wrapped and tied "rainbow-striped jacket" to the silk pouch that brings good luck. Bae’s delicate illustrations move smoothly between depictions of mishaps as the child wrestles with troublesome accessories and grand, wordless portraits, often incorporating traditional furnishings and ornamentation that demonstrate pride in cultural heritage. Ages 4 & Up. (Amazon.com)
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Kane/Miller Book Publishers
La Jolla, California
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Beautiful and Charming!
I teach first grade in the Bethel Park School District. This story is a charming description of a little girl in Korea dressing up for New Year's Day. The story explains with care the sequence in which the little girl readies herself for the holiday. Each line in the book is accompanied with an illustration, so young children understand what her outfit looks like. The end pages of the story include explanations of the significance of new clothing for the start of the Lunar New Year. It is a beautiful way to introduce the culture of Korea to primary students.