On the subject of Chinese new year, this is a book that my sisters and I loved as children. Mei Li - the adventures of a little girl who escaped home to join the boys at the new years eve celebrations in old China. I loved the spirited illustrations but was never very happy with the ending, after risking life and limb she ended up back at home as kitchen princess dutifully sweeping the kitchen floor. How things have changed, I don't suppose many of todays children's books end with this message!
Happy year of the rabbit to everyone!