New Clothes for New Year’s Day

Here’s another book to use in your Seolnal celebration. It’s New Clothes for New Year’s Day by Hyun-Joo Bae.

This adorable book is about a little girl who is excited about the new hanbok she’s getting for the Seolnal celebration. The illustrations are beautiful, and are wonderful in telling the story of this little girl as she puts on each piece of her hanbok.

At the end of the book, the author includes two reference pages explaining more about Seolnal, the hanbok, and the significance of the new clothes for the holiday.

My only complaint, really, is that I can no longer find the boys’ version of this book. The boys’ version hasn’t, to my knowledge, been translated into English. But Korean would be fine, if only I could find it again. If anyone sees it, please let me know.

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