Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim Book Review

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim
Illustrated by Grace Zong

This is your typical story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears except this one starts on Chinese New Year and Goldy's neighbors are Pandas. She is sent to the Panda's house to wish them Kung Hei Fat Choi and to give them some turnip cakes. When they aren't home she then eats their rice porridge congee, before the usual chair and bed incidents. Unlike the original story though, Goldy returns to the Pandas' home and apologizes and then helps clean up and then they make turnip cakes together.

Although this is your typical gimmicky holiday book, it was actually very cute and a great way to introduce or celebrate the Chinese New Year with a child you love. It has a good message, but didn't feel terribly cliche.

Happy Lunar New Year, my friends!