January 9, 2023: There's a beautiful review of GRUMPY NEW YEAR that shows some of my favorite spreads up on the Books For Diversity blog.
January 9, 2023: GRUMPY NEW YEAR is recommended as one of four favorite new Lunar New Year books on Book Riot's newsletter.
December 9, 2022: GRUMPY NEW YEAR receives a starred review from School Library Journal, calling the book "a superb celebration of the Lunar New Year, particularly accessible to young elementary aged readers."
December 6, 2022: The Children's Book Council has named GRUMPY NEW YEAR a "Hot Off The Press" title, which features "anticipated bestsellers, either recently published or forthcoming."
January 21, 2023: I celebrated GRUMPY NEW YEAR's in person book launch event with Xindi Yan at Children's Book World in Haverford, PA. All orders of the book will receive an adorable sticker page with featured art from the book, too (while supplies last). They ship!
January 14, 2023, New York City: We welcomed the Lunar New Year at the Museum of Chinese in America in NYC with a special storytime, drawing, and book signing of GRUMPY NEW YEAR with both me and Xindi! Learn more here
December 17, 2022: Had so much fun sharing and talking picture books with Megan Litwin, Nicole Chen, and E.G. Keller, during a virtual HAPPY HOLIDAYS PICTURE BOOK panel at Books of Wonder! Catch the replay here! Books with signed bookplates are available for purchase on the website (while supplies last). They ship!
July 23, 2022: Virtual Picture Book Panel at Books of Wonder (Books available for purchase with signed bookplates) Catch the event replay here!
Glowing Reviews for Teeny Houdini: "Bright and funny...Bessie Lee is a hilarious, delightfully imperfect narrator, and the family dynamics are kind and true. Proof that the smallest stature can contain a huge imagination and an even bigger heart." -Booklist
“Teeny Bessie is a big hit….with the flair of Junie B. Jones, playing the precocity card at every turn, while Si’s generous line illustrations glory in the physical mess and tested nerves that trail in Bessie’s wake. Carefully curated vocabulary and repetition make this early chapter book an accessible step-up from easy readers...Expect sequels to be in demand.” - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Engaging . . . high energy . . . mischief and mishaps abound . . . Short, episodic chapters move quickly alongside Si’s stylized illustrations of the protagonist’s ethnically inclusive community and domestic life, making Bessie Lee’s forthcoming exploits ones to look forward to.” - Publishers Weekly