Book Description from the Front Cover Flap"Twinkle, twinkle, little star..."
It's no wonder that nursery rhymes appeal to us as children and stay with us throughout our lives: as Mother Goose has known for centuries, rhythm and rhyme are fun.
These rhymes are put in pairs-a favorite from China, next to a favorite in English-to show how the things that kids love are the same, no matter where in the world they live. From animals to trains to playing together, there's plenty here to enjoy.
The English rhymes are given in English; the Chinese rhymes are given in Chinese along with pronunciations to help English speakers say them, and helpful English translations.
Whether your native language is English or Chinese, you can learn the rhymes along with your children. Just follow the pages' words, or play the CD and sing along!
Book Description from the Back CoverWhat could be a more enjoyable way to learn about a different culture and language, than through familiar nursery rhymes and songs?
A rhyme from China, next to a rhyme in English-on every page you can delight in old favorites and learn some new ones.
* Playful, colorful illustrations bring the world of childhood sweetly to life for all ages.
* "Do You Know" ideas throughout the pages give you extra ways to have fun with Chinese culture.
* The audio CD offers all the rhymes, sung by native-speaker children and adults. It's impossible not to sing along!
Background on Faye-Lynn Wu and Kieren DutcherFaye-Lynn Wu was born and raised in Taiwan. Her experiences in raising her children in the U.S. and managing language programs for early education have led to her focus on introducing kids to language in the most positive way possible. Wu is the admissions officer at an independent school in Berkeley, California, serves as a board member of a Chinese language school, and teaches weekend Mandarin classes.
Kieren Dutcher is an artist, graphic designer, and elementary school teacher who figured out early on that if she switched to teaching art, she wouldn't have to grade papers. She currently is an art teacher at an elementary school, and also works as an illustrator and graphic designer. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, two kids and a very crafty dog.
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