Surprise Moon

“I wrote Surprise Moon to show children all about the Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (Tet Trung Thu), its lanterns, parades, moon cakes, and family fun.”


Mid-Autumn Moon Festival:

Sept. 30, 2012
Sept. 19, 2013
Sept. 8, 2014
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

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Illustrator Felicia Hoshino

Book Description:

Nick shows his friends how to celebrate the Vietnamese Autumn Moon Festival, Tet Trung Thu. They’re in for a delicious surprise when they share moon cakes!

Level: Guided Reading Level I
Intervention: 16
DRA: 16
Paperback, 16 pages, 211 words + Note

Surprise Moon is one of 22 titles in Bebop Books’ Teachers College Alternative Reading Assessment Kit for Grades K-2, along with running records, student profiles, teacher scripts and tips, and assessment charts.

what is my puppy?

When my friend Kelly was a kid, one day she brought her pony into the kitchen and got in big trouble for it. That was my inspiration for the end of the book: the puppy getting in trouble in the kitchen.”

Book Description:

Can you help this boy find his puppy in each picture?

Levels: Guided Reading Level C
Intervention: 4
DRA: 3
Paperback, 8 pages, 33 words