Today is the first day of Lunar New Year. This holiday is celebrated in parts of East and Southeast Asia and each country has its own traditions. Today we have a Lunar New Year book review from Tegan, 8. She read Friends are Friends, Forever by Dane Liu and illustrated by Lynn Scurfield. Here’s what she thought!
This story is about friendship. Two best friends named Dandan and Yueyue celebrate Lunar New Year together for the last time in China because Dandan is moving to a new country. They are both sad. They make a snowflake craft with red paper and string and put it outside to freeze. Then they hang up their snowflakes outside on a tree. It’s very pretty. Yueyue gives Dandan a spool of string and red paper to take with her. At her new school, Dandan doesn’t feel like she fits in. But one day she meets Christina and they become friends. Dandan shows her how to make a snowflake, too. Friends are forever because they make good memories. I liked this story because the book inspired me to do the snowflake craft just like Dandan. I would like to tell my friends how to make the craft, too.
Thanks for the review, Tegan! Look for this heartwarming story in a local bookstore or library. Do you celebrate Lunar New Year? Tell us in the comments!
The Chickadee Team