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In the Snow by Huy Voun Lee, English, Softcover
In the Snow by Huy Voun Lee, English, Softcover

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In the Snow by Huy Voun Lee

A simple introduction to Chinese character writing.

It's a wonderful day for a walk in the snow. Using snow as her canvas, Xiao Ming's mother teaches her son ten new Chinese characters.

Huy Voun Lee's focus on the similarity between writing Chinese characters and drawing pictures makes learning Chinese seem accessible. Simple mnemonic explanations help children learn and remember the character for each word. In the Snow is a great introduction to one of the world's oldest picture languages.

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Age: 6-12
Language: English
Media: Book
ISBN 10: 0805065792
ISBN 13: 9780805065794

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Product Code: E0423

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In the Snow by Huy Voun Lee, English, Softcover

As Xiao Ming and his mother walk through the winter forest, the fresh snow-white and smooth as paper-inspires an educational game. His mother writes Chinese characters with a fallen branch as a stick, Xiao Ming recites what the characters represent. With fun and ease, the mother incorporates characters and words so that they make sense to a child.
For example, "forest'' is comprised of two characters for "tree.'' And the symbol for "snow'' combines "hand'' beneath "rain''-signifying a form of rain that can be held.
Focusing on 10 words, Lee (At the Beach) introduces an often daunting language as a tantalizing system built on images and common-sense connections. Thoughtfully composed cut-paper collages convey the same clarity as the text. An author's note explains that, while over 800 Chinese dialects exist, the written language is uniform.

Ideal for ages 4-8

English.  Softcover

Author's Biography:

Huy Voun Lee was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and moved to the United States in 1975. She has written and illustrated three other books on Chinese character writing: At the Beach, In the Snow, and 1, 2, 3, Go! A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Ms. Lee lives in New York City.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Drawing Characters in the Snow July 2, 2009
Reviewer: Taotao's Mom from Montreal Quebe  
A very attractive picture book with cut paper illustrations showing a little boy and his mother out on a beautiful winter day. Much activity with winter sports birdwatching diverse characters and multicultural families enjoying the snow.||A calm quiet text of the mother drawing characters in the snow one per page and showing how they can be seen as pictures of what they represent. There isn't

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