The Runaway Rice Cake – by Ying Description:

The Runaway Rice Its the Chinese New Year and the Chang Family has only enough rice flour to make one nián-gão a special New Years rice cake for the entire family to eat. But this delicious little nián-gão has other ideas. Ai yo! I dont think so! it cries coming to life and escaping. Ming Cong little Da and their parents chase the nián-gão all over the village until it runs into a hungry old woman and sends her tumbling to the ground. Though Da is a small boy his heart is big enough to share the treat with her even though that leaves Das family with nothing to eat for their own celebration. But the Changs generosity doesnt go unnoticed. When they return home they find the Kitchen God has left a wonderful surprise for them. Ying Chang Compestines heartwarming story conveys an important and poignant message about sharing and compassion. Tungwai Chaus soft and evocative illustrations complete this tender holiday story. The Runaway Rice Cake – by Ying