This is Tet, a rhyming book about Vietnamese Lunar New Year
With its cute short verses and lively illustrations, “This is Tết” is an absolute favorite of many kids in Vietnam. It is one of the best selling children's books in Vietnam during the Lunar New Year, and was originally published by Vietnamese children's publishing house, Kim Dong. This is the first time the book is also published in North America!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BOOK IS IN ENGLISH. We also have the Vietnamese version of the book.
The idea of ‘This is Tết’ came to author Tam and illustrator Mai as they wish to create a book that can touch the heart of Vietnamese mothers reading to their children, and to help Vietnamese kids living everywhere learn about their roots with exciting visuals and verses.
Mai and Tam spent a Tết holiday capturing precious moments in their family’s activities, and especially the facial expression of Tam’s two-year-old daughter, a city child experiencing her first traditional Tết. Mai’s character designs were based on Tam’s family members - a typical Vietnamese family of four generations living together. The setting of the book was in Mai’s hometown in Cổ Bản Village and memories of Tết from Mai’s childhood.
‘Đúng là Tết’ was featured on the homepage of New York’s Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators website in April, 2020 and exhibited in Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2020 organized by Singapore Book Council.
about 10.6 x 8.6 inches, softcover, 44 pages in total
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The mama to be was thrilled with the cute book. I loved the beautiful pictures and the story.