Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding
By Lenore Look
Uncle Peter and Stella are getting married, and their families are looking forward to a traditional Chinese wedding – except for Peter's niece, Jenny. She is terribly unhappy and worried that her favorite uncle will have no time for her after the marriage. Will she go from being the "jelly on his toast, and the leaves in his tea" to being "an umbrella turned inside out"?
Peter and Stella’s large extended families participate in the many traditions connected to the wedding, including gifts from the bride’s family, Uncle Peter picking up Stella in a car filled with cousins, and the lighting of incense before photos of "Ancient‑Grandpa and Ancient‑Grandma." Jenny mopes through all the fun, and sabotages Stella’s tea ceremony. After sharing her fears of losing her place in her uncle’s heart with her mother, Jenny is slowly drawn into the boisterous wedding, and ultimately won over when her new Aunt Stella gives her a unique role at the end of the day.
Yumi Heo’s mixed media illustrations are a delight and rich with details of traditions past and present. Amid the celebrations, a small sulking Jenny appears on almost every page and is a fun feature to look for throughout the book. At the story’s end, a large portrait of a happy Jenny makes clear the joys of accepting new members into a family.Check Availability