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A Nest in Springtime: A Mandarin Chinese-English bilingual book of numbers

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In English and Mandarin Chinese, Belle Yang's bilingual board books celebrate the natural world with simple concepts and beautiful, bold illustrations.

In springtime, when wild geese come to nest, there are eggs for counting. But how many goslings will there be? And how many in the whole paddling family, when Papa and Mama join them? Tonal marks used in the book are explain
Board Book, 24 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Candlewick
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Apr 24, 2016 Manybooks rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Children and parents interested in Chinese
This simple dual language board book introduces the numbers from one to ten in both English and Mandarin Chinese. The fact that the pinyin is included, is much appreciated, however, it really should have been used within the text proper (underneath the Chinese characters) and NOT just placed at the back of the book as a supplemental note. The accompaying illustrations are sweet, bright and descriptive, rather juvenile in look, mirroring scope and general feel of the book (as it is meant primaril ...more
Apr 22, 2012 Becky rated it liked it
Belle Yang has two new bilingual board books. Each is a concept book. A Nest in Springtime is a bilingual book of numbers in English and Mandarin Chinese. Summertime Rainbow, the second book, is a bilingual book of colors in English and Mandarin Chinese. Both books have simple text. But just because they're simple doesn't mean they're boring. Each concept book has a simple story to it as well.

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Jul 09, 2012 Meng Zhang rated it it was amazing
This is a picture book about numbers for primary readers. With English on the right hand side and Mandarin characters on the left of the spread, seasonal stories are told. Pinyin pronunciations are provided at the conclusion as well. Illustrations are vibrant. It teaches young children numbers, counting, spring, Mandarin Chinese, English at the same time.
Nov 15, 2012 Samantha rated it really liked it
A bilingual (Chinese/English) board book about geese and their nest of 8 baby goslings. Part counting book, part nature book this board book ends with some instructions for learning Chinese. It covers tones and reviews all of the characters used in the book and their pronunciation.
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"My Chinese name is Xuan, or "Forget-All-Sorrow." It is also Chinese for "lily of a day," notes Belle Yang. "If life spans a mere day, why spend it in worry?" Indeed, the author-illustrator of HANNAH IS MY NAME recalls a seemingly worry-free childhood in Taiwan and Japan, where she "doodled and fiddled around with words and discovered they were her life."

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