Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thanking the Moon by Grace Lin

How about having a party in the moonlight at the end of the harvest?

Subtitle of this books is:  Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.  This is an Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers hardcover, and they sent me a copy for review.  It is currently available in your local bookstore and is written for ages 5-8.

Ms. Lin writes a very graceful story about the Chinese holiday of Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.  Her illustrations take you on the picnic under the moon and lets you see how the whole family comes together to celebrate.  Learn a bit about Chinese culture and enjoy the vibrant colors she uses to infuse her story with the idea of celebration.

Maybe you and your family could begin a tradition of a night-time picnic under the moon and stars.  Here's a link to a recipe for the moon cakes:  moon cakes  Or you could create your own tradition by serving your own special dessert...

Go visit your local bookstore and pick up a copy.    And happy reading!

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