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This simple young and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid Autumn Moon Festival Each member of the family lends a hand as Thanking the Kindle they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes pomelos cups of tea and colorful lanterns And everyo Join a Chinese American family as they head out into the night to celebrate the Mid Autumn Moon Festival They bring a night time picnic and set up the moon honoring table There are glowing lanterns and tea to drink There are also special mooncakes to munch Then everyone thanks the moon for bringing them together and make secret wishes This will have every child wishing that they could celebrate the Moon Festival tooA gentle and simple story Lin offers a glimpse of Chinese heritage in this picture book With just one or two lines of text per double page spread she invites readers to the picnic and the celebration Her illustrations are jewel toned and delightful She fills the night time sky with swirls and plays with other patterns throughout as well From the plate to the tea cups to clothing and lanterns everything has a touch of pattern to catch the eye This short simple book concludes with some additional information on the Mid Autumn Moon Festival that will answer any uestions that readers may have Lin has once again created a book that is inviting interesting and culturally fascinating Appropriate for ages 3 5

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Thanking the Moon

Ne sends thanks and a secret wish up to the moonGrace Lin’s luminous and gloriously patterned artwork is perfect for this holiday tale Her story is simple tailor made for reading aloud to young children And she includes an informative author’s note with further details on the This text is about a Chinese American family celebrating the mid autumn moon festival Every single family member is pinching in as they prepare the picnic with mooncakes pomelos cups of tea and lanterns After having their meal everyone sends thanks and a wish to the moon Thanking the Moon Celebrating the Mid Autumn Moon Festival recognized by the School Library Journal can be used for early elementary classes with engaging simple text and colorful illustration that depicts the holiday Before conducting either a read aloud or a guided reading a teacher could use this text by asking the students on what other holidays that students want to learn or wonder what a specific holiday is By reading this text the students are able to learn about a different holidayculture that is totally different from what they celebrate and in this case Mid Autumn Festival a Chinese holiday I recommend this text for everyone who are motivated to learn and find it on what s this new holiday all about

Grace Lin Ù 8 review

Customs and traditions of the Moon Festival for parents and teachers The Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays of the year along with the Lunar New Year so this book makes an excellent companion to Grace Lin’s Bringing In the New Year which features the same family Grace Lin starts the story off with a Chinese family preparing a picnic at night to honor the Mid Autumn Moon Festival Each person has their own special job to set up for the celebration They set up glowing lanterns and tea Then they all sit down to eat mooncakes After they eat each member of the family thanks the moon and wishes upon it The last page shows how the whole town celebrates the moon festival After the story Lin goes in to depth about the significance of the moon festival It is the euivalent to America s Thanksgiving It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month normally September or October It is one of the most important holidays in ChinaI found this book very short and simple yet informational I really enjoyed the illustrations Lin draws the sky with swirls all over the page My favorite page was the last page where you can see everyone set up for the moon festival on the mountain The moon is so big and bright to contrast with the night sky Covering the grass are families picnicking under the moon with glowing lanterns as decoration The festival seems like a loving and magical night I would love to experience itI found this book to be very culturally authentic This book was very informative in design The first page has vocabulary words with the matching pictures for reference Inside has common Chinese terms to really inform the reader about the culture The main character calls her mother Ma Ma and her father Ba Ba At the end the author takes time to tell about the moon festival I would use this book in a lesson about Chinese culture in my class I would love to have my students create their own paper lanterns Unfortunately we would not be able to let them go at night like at the moon festival Since I cannot be with my students to set them off at night or even celebrate the moon festival I would send a note home explaining the moon festival and suggest parents acknowledge and possibly participate in the holiday Because of the fun illustrations I would also have my class create a new book cover for Grace Lin They would have to be sure to pay attention to the Chinese vocabulary on the inside and incorporate it on the outside Themes Mid autumn festival moon food Chinese culture


10 thoughts on “Thanking the Moon

  1. says:

    Cute story about how Asian culture celebrates mid autumn moon festival Illustrations were nice nothing over the top My kids enjoyed this simple story as we celebrate harvest Moon this month

  2. says:

    Much as she did in her Dim Sum for Everyone children's author Grace Lin uses a simple text and colorful engaging gouache artwork to introduce young readers to an aspect of Chinese and Chinese American culture Here we have a family Ma ma Ba ba Mei mei Jie jie and the narrator embarking on a night time picnic as

  3. says:

    Join a Chinese American family as they head out into the night to celebrate the Mid Autumn Moon Festival They bring a night time picnic and set up the moon honoring table There are glowing lanterns and tea to drink There are also sp

  4. says:

    A pleasant story sweet in its simplicity of a family gathering together to celebrate the Mid Autumn Moon Festival with a

  5. says:

    This lovely book by Grace Lin is catalogued in fiction but I think it should be in nonfictionIn this book the Mid Autumn Moon Festival commonly referred to as the Moon Festival a family describes their celebratory traditions I love the simple text with one sentence per page The illustrations are beautiful and add to the text by providing grea

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    This text is about a Chinese American family celebrating the mid autumn moon festival Every single family member is pinching in as they prepare the picnic with mooncakes pomelos cups of tea and lanterns After having their meal everyone sends thanks and a wish to the moon Thanking the Moon Celebrating the Mid Autumn Moon Festival recognized b

  7. says:

    The art isn't great but it's important for kids to learn about other cultures

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    For a book that expresses itself in only a single line of text per page Thanking the Moon has a lot of uality story to tell Much of it is told through illustrations that do wonders in setting the mood and give us between the lines insight into the real importance behind the Mid Autumn Moon Festival One doesn't have to believe in ma

  10. says:

    An Asian American girl along with her parents and two sisters are getting things together to celebrate the mid autumn moon festival that evening The girl talks about different jobs each family has to set up for