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Fortune Cookie Fortunes

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3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  172 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs—they never come true. But Pacy isn’t so sure. As she waits and watches, she notices magical things happening in her family. Could the fortunes really be right? And what about Pacy’s fortune: “You will see the world in a new way”? ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Dragonfly Books (first published 2004)
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Courtney Lauren Smith
The book Fortune Cookie Fortunes by Grace Lin is a cute children's book that tells the story of a young girl and her family's fortunes that they find in their fortune cookies. The girls older sister does not believe that these fortunes ever come true. But as the girl goes through her day she starts to see each of her family member's fortunes come true.

The girls fathers fortune reads "Your moods are contagious", and she sees as he becomes sleepy in the park that others seem to become sleepy too.
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Sarah
May 03, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it
This book is about a Chinese-American family goes to a Chinese restaurant and gets some food, but at the end of the meal comes the best part, Fortune Cookies! Each family member reads their individual fortunes, but the youngest daughter wants to know whether or not fortunes come true. The story then follows the family as we see if each of their fortunes come true or not.

The illustrations are simple, however the use of realistic fortune cookie fortune drawings add a whimsical touch to the book m
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Anne-thomas Donnelly
Fortune Cookie Fortunes was a cute book. It was a story of a little girl and her family's fortune cookies and how their fortunes came true. I would not just read this book for fun to my classroom. I thought is was a good book to read if your class was studying Asian cultures and their different types of foods. The language throughout the book was not very creative or captivating. I think kids would get bored while listening to it. Although the story line was not the best the illustrations were v ...more
Nicole
Nov 19, 2014 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE the illustrations and some of the ideas! Especially sweet are Jie-Jie's "Your imagination will create many friends" with gorgeous origami friends looking intently on her play and Mei-Mei's refilling of the bird feeder with tons of colorful, unique birds flocking in with the fortune of "Your smallest action will attract many".
Desiree
Feb 19, 2016 Desiree rated it really liked it
“Fortune Cookie Fortunes” introduces readers to the fortune cookie fortunes. One little girl tries to find out if the fortunes in her family’s fortune cookies came true. She finds that examples of the fortunes coming true are all around her. The theme of family and friendship are explored in this book. The illustrations are much like the illustrations in “Dim Sum for Everyone” Grace Lin creates a story that can resonate with almost any student. A possible extension activity would be having the s ...more
Erin
Nov 25, 2015 Erin rated it it was ok
A little girl looks at her family members' lives to see how their fortune cookie fortunes really come true.

Not a bad book, but not one I would use for storytimes, either.
Rani
Jul 12, 2016 Rani rated it really liked it
Do #Fortune #Cookie #fortune come #true? Read about what fortunes say.
Marta Boksenbaum
Feb 12, 2013 Marta Boksenbaum rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-lit
In this book, a young girl sees the world through the fortunes she and her family receive at a chinese food restaurant. The illustrations are brightly colored and adorable. Lin continues to introduce children to Asian-American culture with her depiction of a Chinese-American family, using colloquial terms for family members, and showing the family in their every day tasks. The afterword which explains the origin of fortune cookies is informational and easy to understand.
Erin Lorimer
Dec 10, 2013 Erin Lorimer rated it it was amazing
This is truly an adorable book! This book is about a Chinese family who proves fortune cookies to be true. A little girl finds delight in each of her family member's fortunes and recognizes the truth each holds. Life lessons and insight are noted in every aspect of life. Children would have so much fun reading each of the fortunes because who doesn't love the fortune cookie part of Chinese food?
Dolly
Oct 30, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fun story that describes the world in terms of Chinese fortune cookies. One little girl shows how each family member's fortune comes true in one way or another. The story is fun, and there's an interesting note at the end of the story that provides more information about the origins of this truly Asian-American treat. We enjoyed reading this story together.
Trish
Jan 16, 2014 Trish rated it it was amazing
Loved it - cute, easy to read, and fun!
Susan
Sep 20, 2015 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, storybook
A cute story on the idea of whether or not to believe the messages found in fortune cookies. Perhaps fortune is in the eye of the beholder...
Jane
I think this is on bar with Lissy's Friends as my favorite Grace Lin's picture book: a whimsical and refreshing take on fortune cookies. Grace Lin has a way of making things new.
Katherine
Jan 11, 2009 Katherine rated it liked it
Recommends it for: my mom
This was fun to read. And her exaggerated art is fun to look at. I enjoyed reading about the origins of fortune cookies at the end, too. I wonder if I should send Grace Lin the fortune I received once: You are a lover of words. Someday you will write a book.
Elizabeth
Feb 18, 2009 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful book about the art of the fortune cookie. The end page tells the history of fortune cookies in America. The story is about the inspirational wishes that we receive in fortune cookies. It makes you want to create your own!!
Marcia
Dec 08, 2013 Marcia rated it really liked it
A bright and cheerful story about a girl who sees fortunes coming true all around her. It's an interesting lenses through which to see the world. Grace Lin does a lovely job of sharing her heritage and this book was fun to read.
Hannah Cobb
Jan 24, 2012 Hannah Cobb rated it it was ok
Shelves: storytime
This is an enjoyable book, illustrated in bold colors and large shapes, but the storyline is too intricate for really young children, and the many tiny "fortunes" throughout make it a poor choice for a storytime read.
Margaret
A child sees that the fortune cookie's fortunes are coming true in her family. Give children hope that things can get better, and that there is magic in fortune cookies, which are normally only seen as dessert.
Brigid Keely
Dec 15, 2012 Brigid Keely rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, fiction
Fun, whimsical illustrations propel a cute story about fortune cookies and personality. This is a nice, gentle story to share with a kid or kids, especially if you've recently shared a fortune cookie or two.
Sarah
Jan 02, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: children, candy
A nice look at fortune cookie fortunes that mostly come true...because their applications are so varied. Looking at life through fortune cookie fortune eyes as you will.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Fortune cookie fortunes do come true, just not always as we expect them to. The message may be a bit too subtle for young children, but I liked the book.
Kaitlyn
Oct 02, 2008 Kaitlyn rated it really liked it
This book has a great family and multicultural aspect.Great for preschool.
Katie
Aug 17, 2008 Katie rated it really liked it
Cute story and includes a nice summary of the fortune cookie's history.
Dee
Feb 20, 2009 Dee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
This was a very uplifting book. Very nice illustrations.
Mckinley
Jan 24, 2014 Mckinley rated it really liked it
Fun. Always ways to see that fortune cookies do come true.
Kate
Aug 03, 2014 Kate rated it really liked it
All their fortunes come true in interesting ways.
Amanda
Cute story and nice imagination (loosely) book.
Lindsay
Jan 24, 2009 Lindsay rated it really liked it
Chinese American traditions; cookies
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