for The Perfect Gift
by Paula Yoo
and Shirley Ng-Benitez
In this new installment in Yoo’s early reader series focusing on members of a diverse group of friends, Mei’s family is planning a party to celebrate her baby brother Ming’s first one hundred days of life. After helping her grandma dye a couple dozen eggs the lucky color red for their party guests, Mei visits her friends to hand out invitations and ask their advice on a gift for Ming. Her friends have good suggestions—a truck, a drum, something from the toy store—but none of them seem right to Ming. On the morning of the party, Ming still doesn’t have a gift for her brother. “The perfect gift,” her grandma says, “comes from the heart.” Mei decides that rather than buying a gift, she’ll create something by hand for her brother. A short note about the Chinese one hundred days celebration follows this sweet story of a loving older sister and her new brother. (Ages 5–7)
CCBC Choices 2019. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019. Used with permission.
In this new early chapter book in the popular Confetti Kids series, Mei's little brother is turning 100 days old and there will be a big party. Mei is determined to find the perfect gift for the special day.
Five friends from diverse backgrounds learn how to navigate common childhood challenges, new experiences, and the world around them in the realistic and kid-friendly Confetti Kids early chapter books.
In this story, Mei's family is throwing a 100-days birthday party for her little brother--a traditional Chinese celebration after the arrival of a baby. Mei's grandma is in town for the festivities and teaches Mei about the different customs. Mei can't wait for the party, but she worries about what to give her little brother. With help from her friends and grandma, Mei discovers that the best gifts are those from the heart.
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