Chinese: An Interactive Picture Word Book
  • Chinese: An Interactive Picture Word Book
  • Chinese: An Interactive Picture Word Book

Chinese: An Interactive Picture Word Book

by Catherine Bruzzone, Louise Comfort, Susan Martineau, Liming Guo Barrett
     
 


(back cover)
An interactive picture word book

Hide & Speak goes further than most picture word books. It offers an effective and simple way to learn over 130 key Chinese words, following the tried-and-tested method of "look, cover, and speak."

Using the two wipe-clean flaps at the back of the book to cover the words or the pictures, you can

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Overview


(back cover)
An interactive picture word book

Hide & Speak goes further than most picture word books. It offers an effective and simple way to learn over 130 key Chinese words, following the tried-and-tested method of "look, cover, and speak."

Using the two wipe-clean flaps at the back of the book to cover the words or the pictures, you can practice speaking or writing the words as many times as you want.

The book is organized into 15 popular themes including farm, school, family, colors, and food.
Each theme contains:

  • 9 key words in Chinese characters with phonetic spelling (Pinyin) to help you pronounce the words correctly plus picture prompts
  • Simple phrases using the key words
  • A humorous full-color picture illustrating each theme

    A fun way to start learning Chinese

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  • Editorial Reviews

    School Library Journal
    Gr 1–3—Featuring an ethnically diverse cast, this book goes beyond the standard picture dictionary to introduce children to Mandarin Chinese vocabulary. The versos feature a large, bright watercolor picture of a family dinner, a party, the zoo, the classroom, the beach, and more. Parts of the scene are numbered and described in sentences that appear in Chinese characters, Pinyin, and an English translation. The facing pages have two columns: one with pictures of key vocabulary words, and the other with the words in characters and Pinyin. The back cover features two "wipe clean" flaps so students can cover one column to test their language skills and write their answers with a water-based felt-tipped pen or marker. The Pinyin system is briefly explained, as are the characters, but the book incorrectly refers to them as the "Chinese alphabet." Some entries would benefit from some cultural explanation, such as the fact that there are different words for older brother and younger brother. Although this title will be most beneficial to supplement more formal Mandarin instruction, kids wanting to learn some vocabulary will easily pick up key words and will enjoy using the flaps to test their new skills.—Jennifer Rothschild, Prince George's County Memorial Library System, Oxon Hill, MD

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764145186
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    08/01/2010
    Series:
    Hide and Speak
    Pages:
    32
    Product dimensions:
    8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)
    Age Range:
    7 - 10 Years

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