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Mina's Ups and Downs (Mina's Ups and Downs (Written in Traditional Chinese, English and Pinyin): a bilingual children's book

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It’s a fun-filled day at the carnival for Mina and her family.  There are plenty of rides to try, games to play, and yummy foods to eat! With so many things to do, Mina experiences a spectrum of sensory delights and a roller coaster of feelings. This delightful and colorful book about emotions is perfect for children ages 2 to 6. It’s written in Traditional Chinese and

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Kindle Edition, 17 pages
Published July 20th 2020 by Katrina Liu
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Barbara Ann
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This bilingual picture book written in Chinese and English walks the reader through Mina’s first visit to a carnival. She is so excited. As Mina experiences the rides, the petting zoo, and the sights and smells of the carnival, she displays a range of feelings

Mina feels happy when she flies up in the air but disappointed when she is too short for the roller coaster. She finds it difficult to choose from so many foods She feels angry when the goats cause her to drop her ice cream and sad when she
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James Roberts
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very cute story about a young girl's first trip to a carnival. This book has English, Mandarin Chinese characters, and pinyin (Pronunciation). On each page, the author highlights an emotion or feeling, such as curious, excited or scared. This is very helpful when learning a new language. Being able to grasp the first few words and begin to speak, can make a lot of difference for young learners. I addition, there are a lot of repetitive words like "I" (Wo), that can be learned quite quickly. Also ...more
Joyce
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How I wish these books were around when I was young! My parents and grandparents spoke Chinese (Cantonese and our village dialect) to us but we never learned to read Chinese characters. There didn't seem to be many bilingual books with both English and Chinese. For kids, there were lots of vocabulary books with a visual and the Chinese characters or books with just the Chinese in it. The English-Chinese dictionary was useful but not much fun to read unless you wanted to recite a list of words. I ...more
ReensReads
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful bilingual book

This is a wonderful bilingual book to teach kids Putonghua using a very cute story about going to the carnival. I like how it focuses on the different feelings and emotions Mina has during the time at the carnival too. It is a great book to help kids learn Chinese while enjoying a fun story!
Dylan Mx
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Has been a great book to talk more about Dylans emotions. My only nitpick is some of the dialogue I update a bit - about accepting and working through minas more and letting her know it’s ok to feel upset or disappointed.
Toby Williams
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Feelings Matter

Young children can follow along with Mina as she expresses her feelings both ups and downs during her day at the amusement park. Life lessons are pointed out by her parents throughout. A bit repetitive but still enjoyable.
Shubham Shekhar Singh
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Brilliant !!

I really enjoy bilingual, multilingual books. I like how this book helps kids learn a new language or at the very least get a glimpse into it.
Katrina Ching
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a cute book!

A wonderful book about emotions in Chinese and English! This is the 4th book I have by Katrina Liu! I love all her books.
Jasmine Paul
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautiful book that captures the essence of mini-frustrations children go through. Paired with bi-lingual translations, it was an easy read! I tried to pronounce all of the words. It was a great story.
Rangoli Sharan
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!



My son really loved it and kept.asking for more! I don't speak Chinese languages but was able to read it to him. Loved the emotions surfaced in the book. So age appropriate for 2-5 year olds
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Mia
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really fun to read!

Easy to follow along, and fun to learn. My daughter felt she could relate to Mina. Can’t wait to read the rest.
Katrina Liu
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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