65th out of 139 books — 21 voters
Fortune Cookie Fortunes
by Grace Lin (Goodreads Author)
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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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
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.
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?
Oct 30, 2011 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars · 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.
Nov 26, 2010 Jane rated it 5 of 5 stars
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.
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.
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.
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.