Sunday, March 22, 2009


It's hard to imagine, but my very first published book has hit its 10 year anniversary! Yes, The Ugly Vegetables is 10 years old. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the publisher has printed an anniversary edition and it is finally IN STOCK (both in hardback and paperback)! The new edition features a new cover, design and an updated pinyin glossary.

The last was a most important change, as the original book used out-dated pinyin which made it difficult for those non-Chinese speakers (including myself) to pronounce the names of the vegetables. So, in honor of this edition I've added an Ugly Vegetables Chinese Lesson on my website.

Listen to audio clips of each of the correctly pronounced vegetable names (thanks, Mom!) here: UGLY VEGETABLES CHINESE LESSON

and have a Happy Birthday Cupcake for The Ugly Vegetables!

Yippee! I hope it has many happy returns of the day!


Marjorie said...

Congratulations! Wow, ten years! - and thank you for the cup cake :-)

jama said...

WooHoo! Congrats on 10 Years of Ugly Vegetables!!
Love the new cover (green's my fave color). Just received a copy of the original edition that I had ordered months ago. Looks like I need this one too. :)

Cupcakes :9 !! *num num*

Jenny said...

Mmmmm, the flowers are starting to bloom and I can smell the cupcakes from here! :o) Congrats on the 10 years and the "new" release! It's a timeless tale - my daughter was just "reading" it this morning!

Amy said...

Congratulations Grace! I had a couple of kids ask for Ugly vegetables just this week- it's still a favorite at 10 years!

Quon_mom said...

That's great news! Congrats!! We keep meaning to add that one to our Grace Lin collection so this is even more special!! It's a favorite...especially this time of year when our thoughts turn "gardenward"

Grace Lin said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments! So glad you all enjoyed the book...and the cupcakes.