A collection of fictional postcards, written as if by young people visiting Vietnam, describe various sights and activities in this South East Asian country
It’s time for Tet! This vibrant, unique counting book introduces children to the rich traditions of the Vietnamese New Year. A playful village of mice lead young readers through the joyful celebration, as exquisitely embroidered illustrations recreate ten scenes of preparation, gift giving, feasting, and firework displays. With simple text followed by an informative afterword, Ten Mice for Tet is a joyful tribute to a special holiday.
Honors for Ten Mice for Tet!:
2004 CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Choices selection
Kirkus Reviews starred review
2004 Notable Books for a Global Society
The Vietnam war is over, and Grandfather and young Nam dream that the new dikes will restore the wetlands, bringing home the beautiful cranes that once filled the winter sky. But other villagers think that growing rice is a more practical use for the land. “This is a beautiful book with many layers of meaning and an important message. The simple illustrations…are lovely and appealing.”–School Library Journal.
In this story based on a young girl’s true-life experiences, Ut, a Vietnamese child separated from her family, recounts her attempts to come to terms with a new country and a new life and to reunite her family
Toad Is the Uncle of Heaven
A Vietnamese Folk Tale
An NCSS-CBC Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies
My First Book of Vietnamese Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces Vietnamese language and culture to young children through everyday words.
This Vietnamese children’s book teaches in a playful way—combining the familiar ABC rhyming structure with vivid illustrations to encourage young children’s natural language learning abilities. Words kids use every day in English are joined by words unique to Vietnamese culture to give kids a glimpse of Vietnamese life and to show how, despite cultural differences, children all over the world have a lot in common.
Linguistic and cultural notes are added to enhance the kids’ adventure in a land that’s modern yet filled with beautiful traditions.