Children's Literature - Adele MujalThis is a great introduction to China and the Chinese words and characters for the numbers one through ten. Each number has a two-page illustration with lovely borders and the appropriate number of objects. The objects are arranged in such a way that it is not obvious how many there are. This encourages readers to point to each one as they count-just to make sure the items match the number. The items have obviously been selected with care and the text is quite interesting. Number four shows legendary animals and tells Chinese myth about how the world came to be created. Number five depicts musical instruments and explains that Chinese music is based on five tones rather than on the eight tones of most Western music. It would have been nice to put the names of the countries on the map for number one, and I would like to know when the eight volumes on porcelain making were written. However, this is a wonderful little book.
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