Friday, January 29, 2021

Multicultural Children's Book Day: Korean Celebrations


I am a huge fan of Tina Cho’s books, so what a thrill to be given 

Korean Celebrations : Festivals, Holidays and Traditions 

by Tina Cho, illustrated by Farida Zaman, published by Tuttle 

to review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. 

Many thanks to Tuttle Publishing for this beautiful book. 

While my husband is Korean American, there’s so much my kids and I don’t yet know about their heritage. We are going to treasure it. 

Korean Celebrations: Festivals, Holidays, and Traditions is an appealing overview of traditional celebrations and special days, but the book also shares activities, Korean language lessons, traditional dress, games, and recipes. 

The illustrations by Farida Zaman are sweet, clear, and colorful. My kids will love reading this book.

Plus, they will want to try out the recipes for rice cake and ddukguk (the yummiest soup ever).  

Here is a paper doll craft we did back in homeschool days when studying traditional Asian dresses. It  reminds me of this image from the book of women holding hands and doing a circle dance.

Wouldn't it be fun to do a paper doll chain all in hanboks? 

Again, thank you to Tuttle Publishing for the beautiful book, and thank you to the host of people organizing and bringing awareness to Multicultural Children's Book Day. 


Multicultural Children’s Book Day is a non-profit children’s literacy initiative founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators.  

MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves.

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