The Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Between NW 2nd and 3rd and NW Everett and Flanders in Old Town/Chinatown, Portland Oregon, USA

Round is a Mooncake by Grace Lin

A little girl’s urban neighborhood becomes a discovery ground of things round, square and rectangle in this lyrical picture book.  Most of the objects are Asian in origin, other universal: round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and the boxes that the pizza comes in, rectangular Chinese lace a very special pencil case.  Bright, whimsical art accompanies the narrative rhyme and a short glossary adds cultural significance to the objects featured in the book.