Chinese Culture

Ruby’s Chinese New Year by Vickie Lee

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Back of Book:
Ruby has a special card to give to her grandmother for Chinese New Year. But who will help her get to grandmother’s house to deliver it? Will it be clever Rat, strong Ox, or cautious Rabbit? Ruby meets each of the twelve zodiac animals on her journey.
My Review:
This is a unique picture book that teaches readers about the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The book is written similar to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Ruby goes on a journey to see her grandmother for the Chinese New Year. As she goes Ruby meets the animals in the Chinese zodiac. The animals help her collect different items to help celebrate the New Year. Ruby and the animals share a lot of Chinese New Years traditions like food, dancing, etc. The end of the story shows everyone celebrating together. The illustrations are colorful and adorable. The back of the book has more information about the legend of the Chinese Zodiac as well as ways to celebrate the new year. This is a perfect book to share in elementary libraries and classrooms.
Ages 5 and up
40 Pages

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