Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding

Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding

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Overview

Jenny's favorite uncle, Peter, is getting married, and everyone is happy happy — everyone, that is, except Jenny. While her family runs about getting ready for the traditional Chinese wedding — preparing for the tea ceremony, exchanging good-luck money called hungbau, helping the bride with her many dresses — Jenny is crying on the inside. How is she supposed to still be Uncle Peter's number-one girl, with her new aunt Stella around? Maybe if she can stop the day's events from happening, he won't get married at all...
Mischievous kids will love following Lenore Look and Yumi Heo's feisty heroine from Henry's First-Moon Birthday in this charming story that also illuminates the many traditions of the Chinese wedding.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689844584
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 392,762
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lenore Look is the author of Ruby Lu, Brave and True, an ALA Notable Book; Love As Strong As Ginger, illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Stephen T. Johnson; and Henry's First-Moon Birthday, illustrated by Yumi Heo. She lives in Randolph, New Jersey.

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Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Bamulholland on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This picture book is an adorable peek into a Chinese-American wedding, which combines many elements of both cultures- symbolic gifts are given, special foods eaten, and traditional outfits worn, but flower bouquets are tossed and guests feast on an American-style wedding cake.
juanitaloo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fascinating book about how a traditional Chinese wedding is celebrated. The book shows several unique traditions, such as the groom bargaining with the bridesmaids before he can see the bride, the bride and groom lighting incense and bowing to photographs of ancestors, the bride serving tea to signify her becoming a member of the family, receiving red envelopes of money, and the bride changing into several different dresses throughout the ceremony. The artist drew the pictures from a young child's perspective - simple, one-dimensional figures - to show how Jenny perceived the events. The mixed media illustrations of oils, pencil, and collage depict a festive atmosphere. The artist decorates the background with patterns and symbols that accompany the ideas and events in the text. A light, fun, informative read.
KimSiljeg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute story! I've been to a Chinese wedding before and that is why this book's title caught my attention. As a future classroom teacher I picture myself introducing my students to a variety of different cultures. This book could be one I used when teaching the students about the cultures and traditions of China.
kjarthur on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is great for kids because children can relate to having a favorite family member and as the story progresses, it allows the kids to gain knowledge about the Chinese culture.
pacifickle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This picture book is an adorable peek into a Chinese-American wedding, which combines many elements of both cultures- symbolic gifts are given, special foods eaten, and traditional outfits worn, but flower bouquets are tossed and guests feast on an American-style wedding cake. The protagonist, Jenny, who is the groom's only niece, is worried that his relationship with his new wife will leave no room for her, and causes mischief throughout the wedding, but is eventually mollified with a genuinely sweet gesture of Stella, the bride. This is an excellent way to show how cultures can combine to create absolutely beautiful celebrations.
jlowens4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book, " Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding" is a wonderful book when teaching students about the Chinese culture. The book illustrates for the reader Chinese traditions. It also would show students how families all around the world celebrate the same things.
shanda1021 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This is a good book. It talks about the many different traditions that Chinese have especially with weddings. Personal Reaction:I enjoyed reading this book to see the different traditions that the Chinese have. The little girl also learns to not be selfish about her uncle.Classroom Extensions:1. I would read this book to introduce a lesson about different cultures.2. I would have the students talk about some of their traditions surrounding an event.
laceyfield on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This book is a good source of multicultural children's literature. It talks about the different traditions of Chinese weddings and how the traditions have changed over the years. In the book, Jenny's Uncle Peter is getting married, and he usually gives her much attention but during the wedding he doesn't give her as much attention. She puts aside her problems and describes, in great detail, about the wedding and the traditions before the wedding. This book is culturally neutral because it describes an event.Personal Reflection; I believe this is a good way for children to compare the different traditions and decorations to the weddings they have been to. I could tell Jenny was bitter about the wedding and not getting as much attention on herself from her uncle Peter but she put her problems aside.Classroom Reflection:1. This is a great book to help show children how traditions are different with other cultures.2. I think this book would help the students learn how to tell a story in good description.
nbmars on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I admit I shed a few tears at the end of this award-winning book! [Yes, I not only cry at weddings, I cry over kids' books about weddings!] Jenny¿s favorite uncle, Peter, is getting married, and she feels left out. She describes all the parts of the traditional Chinese wedding as she expresses her sadness over no longer being Uncle Peter¿s best buddy. She also indicates what aspects of the ceremony have been modernized from what it would have been like one or two hundred years ago. In the end, her new Aunt Stella wins her over by unexpectedly making her ¿ Jenny - the center of a beautiful part of the ceremony. ¿Finally,¿ Jenny says, ¿everything feels like it should ¿ like a wonderful dream.¿The illustrations by Yumi Heo, rendered in oils, pencil, and collage, are just delightful ¿ they are bright and colorful and whimsical. Many of the pages are framed by a ¿wallpaper¿ that captures some of the themes of the text on that page.I highly recommend this charming story!