Summertime Rainbow: A Mandarin Chinese-English bilingual book of colors
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Summertime Rainbow: A Mandarin Chinese-English bilingual book of colors

by Belle Yang
     
 
In English and Mandarin Chinese, Belle Yang's bilingual board books celebrate the natural world with simple concepts and beautiful, bold illustrations.

It's summer, and the meadow is in full bloom. As some bunnies hop along, they see blue sky, white clouds, and yummy green grass. How many more colors can be found? Look for an explanation of tonal marks at the

Overview

In English and Mandarin Chinese, Belle Yang's bilingual board books celebrate the natural world with simple concepts and beautiful, bold illustrations.

It's summer, and the meadow is in full bloom. As some bunnies hop along, they see blue sky, white clouds, and yummy green grass. How many more colors can be found? Look for an explanation of tonal marks at the end of the story, along with pinyin translation of the Chinese characters.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Three pudgy gouache rabbits explore the colorful marvels of spring in this bilingual book with words in English and Mandarin Chinese characters. Loosely outlined in black, the rabbits have a simple elegance that echoes the mood of quiet observation. The rabbits see “flowers like yellow stars,” mistake a purple butterfly for a flower, and spot a rainbow: “Ah! A spray of blossoms in the sky.” Endnotes provide pinyin pronunciations for the story and an explanation of Chinese tonal marks. Available simultaneously: A Nest in Springtime: A Bilingual Book of Numbers. Ages 1–4. Agent: Deborah Warren, East-West Literary Agency. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
A delectable ode to springtime... Happiest may be the child readers themselves who will relish the delicate gouache illustrations and the sensorial lushness of spring.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763652807
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Edition description:
Bilingual Edition: Mandarin & English
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
765,665
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

Belle Yang is the author-illustrator of Foo, the Flying Frog of Washtub Pond; Hannah Is My Name; and Always Come Home to Me, a Chinese American Librarians Association Best Children's Book. She lives in California.

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