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My First Mandarin Words with Gordon & Li Li

Michele Wong McSween Nam Doan


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30 October 2018
Wildlife (Children's&YA); Educational: English language: reading & writing skills; Educational: Languages other than English; Languages & ESL; Chinese - Children's Bilingual Books; Simplified Characters; Chinese - Languages
Series: Gordon & Li Li
Learn everyday Mandarin and English words with lovable pandas, Gordon and Li Li! Li Li is from Beijing and speaks Mandarin. Gordon lives in New York and speaks English. When Li Li visits Gordon for the first time, the cute panda cousins must learn to communicate using simple, everyday words. Each page of this sturdy board book spotlights a different theme, including: greetings everyday words numbers animals. Every word features the English and Pinyin spelling along with the Chinese character and the phonetic Mandarin pronunciation. Children and caregivers can read along with Gordon and Li Li as they learn basic English and Mandarin words and their correct pronunciation.
By:   Michele Wong McSween
Illustrated by:   Nam Doan
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   640g
ISBN:   9781338253726
ISBN 10:   1338253727
Series:   Gordon & Li Li
Pages:   24
Publication Date:   30 October 2018
Recommended Age:   From 02 to 06 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Language:   Chinese
Format:   Board book
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michele Wong McSween is a mom, fashion designer, author, and a fourth-generation Chinese American. McSween holds degrees from University of California at Berkeley and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Growing up, she never learned Chinese and wanted to be sure her own boys were confident with Chinese language and culture. She created Gordon & Li Li to help engage kids and parents alike with Mandarin. She resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, three sons, and French bulldog. Nam Doan is a designer, illustrator, and filmmaker. He lives in New York, New York.

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