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My first book of Chinese words : an ABC rhyming book /

by Wu, Faye-Lynn; Padrón, Aya [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., 2012Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 24 cm.ISBN: 9780804843676 :; 0804843678 :.Subject(s): Chinese language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English -- Juvenile literature | Chinese characters -- Juvenile literature
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Children's Collection Children's NonFiction j495.182 WU Available 39270003774902

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

My First Book of Chinese Words introduces young children to basic words and concepts in the Chinese language through colorful rhymes and beautiful imagery. <br> <br> It is a book that parents and young children will enjoy reading together. The Chinese words in the book are all common, everyday items, and the rhymes are informative and fun for children.<br> <br> The goal of My First Book of Chinese Words is to familiarize children with the basic sounds and written characters of Chinese, to introduce core concepts of Chinese culture and to illustrate the ways in which Chinese sounds differ from English ones. Teachers and parents will welcome the cultural notes at the back of the book and appreciate how the book is organized using a familiar ABC structure. Each word is presented in Chinese characters (both Simplified and Traditional) as well as Romanized Pinyin for easy pronunciation.<br> <br> With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon join the more than one billion people worldwide who speak Chinese!

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Horn Book Review

With attractive illustrations stylistically recalling traditional woodblock prints, this captivating and informative alphabet book in verse gives a Chinese word--simplified and traditional Chinese characters, Romanized form (Pinyin), and tone--for every letter of the English alphabet. Each poem explains what the Chinese word means, while smaller text gives some cultural background; the words can be heard on the publisher's website. (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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