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Art book for children celebrates Tết

CELEBRATING TẾT: The 120-page art book for children called Nhâm Nhi Tết Giáp Thìn (Welcome the Year of the Dragon 2024) was released by the Kim Đồng Publishing House. It features stories, poems, songs and paintings about the Tết (Lunar New Year) festival. — Photo courtesy of the publisher

HCM CITY — An art book for children by Vietnamese artists to celebrate the Tết (Lunar New Year) festival in the Year of the Dragon has been released by Kim Đồng Publishing House.

The book, Nhâm Nhi Tết Giáp Thìn (Welcome the Year of the Dragon 2024), features a collection of 23 short stories, poems, songs, and paintings about the spring and Tết festival by veteran and young writers and painters.

It is divided into four parts: Văn (Essays), Thơ (Poems), Nhạc (Songs) and Hoạ (Paintings). 

The stories and poems by Nguyễn Chí Ngoan, Nguyên Hương and Đặng Hấn feature Tết with đào (peach blossom) flowers and bánh chưng (square glutinous rice cakes). The holiday in the South with mai (ochna) flowers and bánh tét (cylindrical glutinous rice cakes) are also included. 

These works promise to bring a lot of laughs for little readers during the holiday.

DRAGON YEAR: Cover from Nhâm Nhi Tết Giáp Thìn (Welcome the Year of the Dragon 2024), an art book for children about the Tết (Lunar New Year) festival in the Year of the Dragon. — Photo courtesy of the publisher

In particular, the publication features colour paintings of dragons by young artists such as Cẩm Anh, Quyên Thái and Alex Nguyên, who introduce a taste of modern Vietnamese fine arts. 

According to Kim Đồng Publishing House, they present their special publication for Tết to help young readers learn about Vietnamese Tết. “It is not only for children but also for all people who love the country’s traditional holiday,” said a representative of the publisher. 

The book Nhâm Nhi Tết Giáp Thìn is available nationwide at bookstores and on e-commerce websites. — VNS

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