The Perfect Gift

By Paula Yoo
Illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez

Hardcover: $14.95

Paperback: $5.95

Six Pack: $35.70

Five friends from diverse backgrounds learn how to navigate common childhood challenges, new experiences, and the world around them in the realistic and kid-friendly Confetti Kids early chapter books.

In this story, Mei’s family is throwing a 100-days birthday party for her little brother—a traditional Chinese celebration after the arrival of a baby. Mei’s grandma is in town for the festivities and teaches Mei about the different customs. Mei can’t wait for the party, but she worries about what to give her little brother. With help from her friends and grandma, Mei discovers that the best gifts are those from the heart.

Check out and download the Confetti Kids Activity Guide for more fun with the entire series.

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About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Paula Yoo - Author

is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. She is a television writer and freelance violinist living in Los Angeles. Her TV credits include The West Wing and Eureka.

Thumb_shirley_ng-benitez_small Shirley Ng-Benitez

is a children’s book illustrator who creates with watercolor, gouache, pencil, and digital techniques. She also loves to create 3-D creatures from clay and fabric. She lives in the Bay Area of California with her husband, their two daughters, and their pup.

About This Title


Hardcover: 9781620145678

Paperback: 9781620145685

Six Pack: 9781620148211


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Guided Reading:


Interest Level:

Grades K - 2

Reading Level:

Grades K - 2


Asian/Asian American Interest, Emergent, Families, Holidays/Traditions, Imagination, Siblings

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