Ming’s Christmas Wishes by Susan L. Gong

Book Cover: Ming's Christmas Wishes. Written by Susan L. Gong, and illustrated by Masahiro Tateishi

In Ming’s Christmas Wishes, Ming wishes for 3 things: to sing in the school choir, to fit in, and to have a Christmas tree.

The main story line in this picture book is that Ming wants a Christmas tree in their home for the holidays. Something her mother wouldn’t approve because it isn’t part of Chinese tradition. I am not Chinese, so I’m not well versed about their tradition and culture. However, I am an immigrant. I know how it feels to have to work around two different cultures for respect to be met in both ends.

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The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade

The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade is an adorable book. We watch Lance Cottonwood pass his classes with flying colours: from wind resistance, photosynthesis to pigment changing. He’s easily the best in his class. However, during his final exams we find out there is one thing he worries about. This is such a great book not just for little kids, but also for adults. It teaches us a few things: We can only be ourselves. We not need to compare us to others as we all have our own unique traits that make us who we are. We are all capable of […]

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Library Reads: April 2019

Library Reads is a monthly wrap-up of what my toddler pulls out of the library shelves to read before bed. Sometimes we get to read them all, sometimes we don’t. *** What we read this month: Hi, Harry! (Martin Waddell) – Meet Harry the tortoise who is looking for someone to play slow games, like Slow Races, with him; and who understands how great it is being slow. Do You Want To Be My Friend? (Eric Carle) – We follow a little mouse in search of the best friend or companion for him. A Isn’t For Fox: An Isn’t Alphabet […]

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