Gai See: What You Can See in Chinatown by Roseanne Thong, illustrated by Yangsook Choi (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2007)
Gai See means "street market" in Cantonese. Take a walk through Chinatown with a little boy and his family throughout the seasons and find many textures, tastes, and surprises on each page. Discover everything from "velvet shoes with pearls and beads are just the ones that sister needs" and "soybean milk salty or sweet - a nice, cool glass sure beats the heat!" to incense sticks, firecrackers, sweets, and more. Gai See: What You Can See in Chinatown is a great introduction to Chinatown to share before a child's first visit, or to relive the memory of family tradition of visiting the outdoor market throughout the year.