Jenny's favorite uncle, Peter, is getting married, and everyone is happy happy -- everyone, that is, except Jenny. While her family runs about getting ready for the traditional Chinese wedding -- preparing for the tea ceremony, exchanging good-luck money called hungbau, helping the bride with her many dresses -- Jenny is crying on the inside. How is she supposed to still be Uncle Peter's number-one girl, with her new aunt Stella around? Maybe if she can stop the day's events from happening, he won't get married at all... Mischievous kids will love following Lenore Look and Yumi Heo's feisty heroine from Henry's First-Moon Birthday in this charming story that also illuminates the many traditions of the Chinese wedding.
Mischievous kids will love following Lenore Look and Yumi Heo's feisty heroine from Henry's First-Moon Birthday in this charming story that also illuminates the many traditions of the Chinese wedding.
This fun, low-key primer about Chinese wedding rituals also takes a look at a little girl's sad feelings about no longer being Uncle Peter's "special girl." Jenny is pretty upset that her favorite uncle is getting married, and throughout the day-long event, which includes jumping on a bed topped with candy and performing tricks in order to see the bride, she feels sad and sulky. But with the help of her mother and the understanding bride, Jenny's unhappiness over sharing Uncle Peter is transformed into joy. With bright, charming folksy illustrations rendered in a splendid combination of collage, oils, and pencil.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Family / General, Holidays + Celebrations / Other + Non-Religious, General, People + Places / United States / Asian American
- January 3, 2006
- January 3, 2006
- Lenore Look
- Yumi Heo