Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon

Happy New Year’s!  Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese lunar calendar.  We celebrated with friends this weekend and had a wonderful dinner of roast duck, steamed pickerel, mushroom and seafood egg foo yung, sticky rice, and almond cookies and candied walnuts for dessert.  As this is the year of the dragon, I was reminded of a Books at Bedtime post I did on a wonderful children’s book by Ed Young, The Sons of the Dragon King.   Do check it out (of the library soon!)  PT’s picture gallery also features the work of Ed Young’s most recent book The House that Baba Built.  Hope you all have an auspicious Year of the Dragon!


3 Responses to “Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    Yes, Happy New Year, Sally and everybody!

  2. PragmaticMom Says:

    Happy Chinese New Year to you all too! Thanks for another great year of your blog! I also wanted to share my post on To 10: Best Books for Kids on Chinese New Year http://www.pragmaticmom.com/?p=8032 I wrote the post because I used to go to my kids’ preschool to do a little something for Chinese New Year and for some reason, we owned really boring Chinese New Year’s books that I read aloud to the kids. These books are much better — more informative, more interesting and with a better story. Hope you find it helpful!

  3. Danielle Says:

    Gung hay fat choy! Thanks for the recommendation – I don’t think I’ve seen that one of Young’s before. You might also like The Paper Dragon by Marguerite Davol, with beautiful illustrations by Robert Sabuda :)