It is time to celebrate the new year and Maomao is waiting for her father, who builds houses in faraway places, to arrive home to join in the celebration. When he finally arrives home Maomao does not recognize him. Papa gets a haircut and Maomao begins to see the papa she remembers. Soon the family is making sticky rice balls, visiting family, cleaning and fixing the house, and watching the dragon dance down Main Street. All too quickly it is time for Papa to return to work. A great glimpse into the Chinese New Year celebration of a family in China as well as the life migrant workers throughout China.
Text: 3 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations: 4 Buckeye leaves