Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Travel the World: South Korea: New Clothes for New Year's Day
In today's edition of Travel the World, we are going to visit South Korea. Our book is New Clothes for New Year's Day. The author is Hyun-Joo Bae. The publisher is the fabulous Kane/Miller. In New Clothes for New Year's Day, a little girl--a beautiful little girl--describes for readers what she loves about celebrating New Year's Day. She loves many things, appreciates many things, but most of all she loves the new clothes she receives. She loves getting dressed up and looking her best. It's a simple story about the joy of celebrating life and traditions. The illustrations are nice as well. My favorite feature of the book is the helpful two page spread that discusses the traditional Korean New Year's Day celebrations. One page is text. The other is a diagram and illustration. I definitely recommend this one.