Lunar New Year

The Early Childhood Center of East Woods and Librarian Ruth Lorbert were excited to welcome author Maria Wen Adcock for a reading and presentation of her newly published book, It’s Chinese New Year, Curious George. Students were treated to an interactive slide show presentation and reading of the book by the author in our library. In the book, Curious George joins his friend Mei and her family as they prepare for and celebrate Lunar New Year. Students enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year traditions such as cleaning the house, finding red clothes to wear, hanging decorations, receiving red envelopes, enjoying a traditional family feast of noodles and dumplings, fireworks, and learning all about the legend of Nian, the dragon. The text was written in a rhyming style, and students enjoyed pointing out the words that rhyme throughout the story. The story was filled with colorful illustrations, and students eagerly followed the adventures of the curious monkey in his latest escapade from this beloved series.

Maria Wen Adcock is a first-generation Chinese-American writer and founder of the award-winning multicultural parenting blog BiculturalMama.com. She has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Bloomberg News, Newsday, and Huffington Post. Maria is a board member of Multicultural Kid Blogs, an organization supporting diverse parenting bloggers, and co-host of the annual publishing event Multicultural Children’s Book Day. 

Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year