Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by The Miss Rumphius Effect.
My selection is "Moonbeams, Dumplings and Dragon Boats: a treasury of Chinese holiday tales, activities and recipes" by Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz and the Children's Museum, Boston with illustrations by Meilo So.
Simonds and Swartz weave together their extensive background in and appreciation for Chinese culture to create a book that celebrates a collection of Chinese festivals from Chinese New Year to the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with information, traditions, stories, activities and recipes. So's beautiful watercolors are reminiscent of Chinese calligraphy.
Print and Internet resources for adults and children and a guide to Chinese pronunciation complete the book.