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Henry's First Moon Birthday

By Lenore Look
Illustrated by Yumi Heo
2001, 30 pages, hardback.
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Jenny's baby brother Henry is having his one-month birthday - his first moon, as it's called in Chinese. And even though Jenny's sure he doesn't deserve it - all Henry does is sleep, eat, and cry - there's a big celebration planned for him. Together, Jenny and her grandma get everything ready, from dyeing eggs a lucky red to preparing pigs' feet and ginger soup. And someday, when Henry's old enough to appreciate all her hard work, Jenny will tell him how lucky he was to have her in charge.

The childlike charm of Lenore Look's story is perfectly captured in Yumi Heo's naive illustrations, which give readers the impression that Jenny drew them herself.

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Background on Lenore Look and Yumi Heo

LENORE LOOK is the author of Love as Strong as Ginger, a Booklist Editors' Choice of 1999, which the New York Times praised as "a loving anecdotal tale." Unlike her heroine, Jenny, Ms. Look doesn't like being in charge of domestic details and is working on passing her few helpful genes on to her two daughters. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Randolph, New Jersey, with her husband and children.

YUMI HEO was born in Korea and has lived in the United States since 1989. Among her many titles is the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Lonely Lioness and the Ostrich Chicks, by Verna Aardema, and So Say the Little Monkeys, by Nancy Van Laan. She lives in White Plains, New York, with her husband, Steven, and their two children, Auden and Sara Jane.

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