Al Tuan lives in China
With his father and his mother,
And for the fifteen days of New Year
Each day is like no other.
Before the Chinese New Year starts
Al will sweep and mop and dust.
For cleaning out the old ways
Is a Chinese New Year "must".
His family shops for oranges,
For fish and flowering plums.
His family wants to be prepared
When the Chinese New Year comes.
Red is a happy color;
Al puts red cutouts on the door.
He helps his mother cook some dumplings,
And he helps her sweep the floor.
On the first day of the New Year
Family members they will greet.
On the second day his family
Gives their dog a special treat.Paragraphs 6 to 14:
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