A touching tale to remember for life. Raved by parents, educators and deeply etched into the memories of kids!
Little Maomao's father works in faraway places and comes home just once a year, for Chinese New Year. At first Maomao barely recognizes him, but before long 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.
This poignant, vibrantly illustrated tale, which won the prestigious Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award in 2009, is sure to resonate with every child who misses relatives when they are away—and shows how a family's love is strong enough to endure over time and distance.
Recommended for Ages: 2-99
Language: Simplified Chinese
Not many books make me cry, but this is definitely one of them. It helps my children to be aware that many families in other countries have to stay away from their homes for months and months. It puts into perspectives into how far a work location can be that they can't be home everyday, and the parent has be away to work to bring in income for the family. They miss their daddy after listening to the story and they want me to hide the lucky coin in their food 🤣. Definitely, this is a must-have picture book to include in your shelf for the Chinese New Year.
It is such a good book, and I love the illustrations. Definitely a must-have classic in a child's library!
A touching and captivating storyline. It helped my kid appreciate that Mum n dad is around a lot compared to dads in rural China. Suitable for children 5-7 years old:)