The Lucky Red Envelope: A lift-the-flap Lunar New Year Celebration: With over 140 flaps (Hardcover)

The Lucky Red Envelope: A lift-the-flap Lunar New Year Celebration: With over 140 flaps By Vikki Zhang Cover Image

The Lucky Red Envelope: A lift-the-flap Lunar New Year Celebration: With over 140 flaps (Hardcover)


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*Winner of the Society of Illustrators' 66th Annual Gold Medal*

Get ready for Lunar New Year, following a little girl and her family as they get ready for and celebrate the Lunar New Year festival.

With non-fiction information about the significance of certain rituals, but told through the excited eyes of a child, this is a book to return to year after year in the run up to the biggest festival in the Chinese calendar.

Each of the 12 spreads will feature 12 lift flaps, 144 in total.

Spreads include: 
- See the little girl decorate the house with lucky red decorations
- Tidy the house to welcome in the new year
- Watch a special firework display
- Discover which animal year it will be
- Make festive dumplings with Nainai (grandma)
- Read a story about the zodiac with Yeye (grandpa)
- Watch a lion and dragon dance in the town square
- Make offerings to her ancestors
- And on the very last spread, have a traditional family reunion new year on the eve of Lunar new year and exchange lucky red envelopes.

Vikki Zhang is an illustrator, artist and founder of kids brand NIANYI年年, currently living between Shanghai and New York. She was born in China, Jiangsu. She studied traditional Chinese painting which has had a fundamental influence on her artwork. She has produced artwork for Gucci, Burberry, Fila, The New York Times, China Post among many others. She is the winner of The 63rd Society of illustrators NYC (book category), and The 16th CACC Best Illustration. She has held solo exhibitions in Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou.

Product Details ISBN: 9780711285927
ISBN-10: 0711285926
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Publication Date: December 5th, 2023
Pages: 24
Language: English
"...heavily illustrated spread is bursting with details..."School Library Journal

"...fascinating, worthy of many rereads."—Kirkus Reviews

"140 flaps that reveal delightful surprises and more family and cultural connections for little and big hands alike."—Booklist

"Zhang’s lift-the-flap narrative enriches the reader with newfound knowledge of the holiday."—Publishers Weekly

"A book that will be treasured by families for years to come."The Bookseller - One To Watch

Fabulously intricate, with dozens of flaps revealing yet more layers of detail, this gorgeous 5+ guide to the lunar new year from the perspective of one little girl’s family is an ideal gift for those who celebrate, or a wonder-filled addition to a classroom library.”The Guardian