A New Year's Reunion 团圆 by Yu Li-Qiong 余丽琼
This award-winning picture-book features a poignant family, vibrantly illustrated tale will resonate with every child who misses relatives when they are away and shows that family's love is strong enough to endure time and distance.
In China, parents work in faraway places and often goes home only once a year, for Chinese New Year. In this story, you meet Little Maomao and his father who came back for CNY celebration.
At first, it felt distant, but shortly after, the family is happily making sticky rice balls, listening to firecrackers, and watching the dragon dance in the streets below. Papa gets a haircut, makes repairs to the house, and hides a lucky coin for Maomao to find. Which she does!
But all too soon it is time for Papa to go away again. A moving story for the family to bond over and appreciate.
Suitable for 3-6 little tots.