It’s Chinese New Year, Curious George by Maria Wen Adcock, is a brand new book now available for pre-order, with a January 3, 2023 publishing date. The author is also known as the BilculturalMama, and she is a 30 Best Asian American Blogs and Websites Honoree. It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, as well as Target. A tabbed board book, it will appeal to the youngest readers who might wonder about Chinese New Year. Do you know it is not the same thing as Lunar New Year? Our I. Reid has previously written about that celebration. All Asian countries do not have the exact same holidays, so it is good to know what Chinese New Year is really about. This beautifully written book rhymes and clearly explains.
I, for one, was always noticing the round, red lanterns in photos of the event, and just learned from this book the Lantern Festival is the last day of the new year’s observances. We are always learning, which I didn’t think was possible as a child, and “used to think” adults knew everything. At least we have books and the internet to keep us informed (and the children).
Everyone’s favorite curious little monkey celebrates Chinese New Year with his friend Mei in this playful rhyming tabbed board book.
Curious George joins his friend Mei and her family as they prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year!
From cleaning house and finding red clothes to wear, to hanging decorations and enjoying a family feast, to fireworks and a dragon dance, George and readers will enjoy learning about many Chinese New Year traditions.
With a rhyming text, colorful illustrations, and sturdy tabbed pages for the littlest hands, this playful board book makes a great read for all fans of Curious George—those who celebrate Chinese New Year, and those who are learning about it for the first time!
About the Author
Maria Wen Adcock is the author of “It’s Chinese New Year, Curious George” published by Clarion Books/Harper Collins. Maria is a first-generation Chinese-American writer from the Midwest who moved to New York to work in marketing at Time Inc. for magazines such as InStyle, Real Simple, and Entertainment Weekly. She founded the parenting blog BiculturalMama.com and has appeared in The Dr. Oz Show, Bloomberg News, Newsday, and Huffington Post. She’s 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. As an active SCBWI Long Island volunteer, Maria oversees its largest writing critique group and writes an author blogging series for its newsletters. She resides in Long Island with her husband and two children and works at the local library.
Maria Adcock is an award-winning multicultural parenting blogger. Her BiculturalMama.com blog was selected as a “30 Best Asian American Blogs and Website” Honoree. Other accolades include “50 Parenting Blogs Worth Reading and Following” and a “NYC Parenting Bloggers of Tomorrow” winner. NY Metro Parents magazine named her site a “Best Parenting Blog,” and Bicultural Mama was a top 3 finalist in the Mommy Poppins “Best Social Media Mom” Long Island Bestie Awards contest.
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