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Mama Gloria's Sunflower Garden

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See a sunflower grow from seed to seed.

Mama Gloria Chinese-English Bilingual Books are a great introduction to high-interest topics for early readers. Each page has full-color photographs that go with the story and also highlights useful words. Text is shown in traditional Chinese characters, Mandarin pin yin, simplified Chinese characters, and English.

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Paperback, Bilingual Chinese-English, 24 pages
Published December 18th 2011 by Egret Springs LLC
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Hock Tjoa
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a brightly illustrated, cheerful, and informative child's book about planting a sunflower seed and watching it grow.

The text is in English and Mandarin characters/graphs traditional as well as simplified and in pinyin. I believe there is an option to obtain a sound track so a reader/child would be able to hear the pronunciation of the Chinese. The author's presentation is meticulous--the shovel in the accompanying illustrations is bright and shiny.

The whole book is well conceived and exe
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Odelia Floris
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is an excellent language learning resource for parents wanting to teach their young child Chinese, and for bi-lingual children learning to read. Using the simple but enjoyable story of growing sunflowers, the author provides a bi-lingual text that is appropriate for young readers. The accompanying photographs illustrate the text well, and the layout is nice, with good margins and enough white space. The font size is child-friendly, and excellent use is made of colour, with the text in ...more
Gloria Ng
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm constantly amazed that this stayed in the Amazon bestselling Top 100 list after hitting #2 shortly after New Year's Day in 2012!
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Gloria Ng is an Oakland-based mother of three who writes on Owl Time. Her work has appeared in anthologies, including YELL-Oh Girls! (HarperCollins, 2001) Seeing the lack of bilingual books to read to her children, she created the Mama Gloria Chinese-English Bilingual Books series.

You can support her art on http://www.patreon.com/GloriaNg

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