Hyun-joo Bae New Clothes for New Year's Day

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New Clothes for New Year's Day

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The New Year is the start of everything new...Follow a young Korean girl as she dresses and prepares for celebrating the Lunar New Year.

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Hyun-Joo Bae graduated from Ehwa Women's University and studied at the Hankook Illustration School. She is very fond of traditional Korean culture and traditional Korean folktales, and she enjoys working on beautiful and interesting picure books about both.

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Thoreau may have distrusted enterprises requiring new clothes, but many young children find them thrilling, and they'll connect with the Korean little girl in this imported picture book who dresses up to welcome the new year. Simple words and inventively composed pictures depict each step in donning the elaborate, traditional costume, from the wrapped and tied "rainbow-striped jacket" to the silk pouch that brings good luck. Bae's delicate illustrations move smoothly between depictions of mishaps as the child wrestles with troublesome accessories and grand, wordless portraits, often incorporating traditional furnishings and ornamentation that demonstrate pride in cultural heritage. Despite an awkwardly translated endnote that lacks pronunciations for Korean vocabulary, this makes an inviting addition to lunar New Year offerings, which frequently focus on Chinese celebrations. Jennifer Mattson
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