New Year Surprise!
Christopher Cheng, illustrated by Di Wu

Hardback | Feb 2016 | National Library of Australia | 9780642278838 | 36pp | 255x245mm | Stocked item (plenty) | GEN | AUD$14.99, NZD$19.99

Age range 6 to 9

Little Brother is told by his brother and his friends that he’s too small to help out at the Spring Festival. He’s too little to fly a kite and he’s not strong enough to hold a dragon pole. But Father says he has a special job to do. What can it be? He knows it’s not hanging the lanterns up, as Father has already done that. He knows it’s not choosing the treats from the hawker as Father has already chosen a duck. He knows it’s not serving tea or lighting fire crackers as he did those jobs last year. Follow Little Brother through the village to find out what his special job is.

Shortlisted for the 2018 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA)

Teachers' Notes available.