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My first Mandarin Chinese phrases / by Jill Kalz ; illustrated by Daniele Fabbri ; translator, Translations.com.

By: Kalz, Jill.
Contributor(s): Fabbri, Daniele | Fabbri, Daniele [illustrator.] | Translations.com.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Speak another language!: Publisher: Mankato, Minn. : Picture Window Books, 2012Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781404871557 (lib. bdg.); 9781404872462 (pbk.).Subject(s): Chinese as a second language -- Juvenile literature | Chinese language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English -- Juvenile literature | Mandarin dialects -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English -- Juvenile literature | Names, Chinese -- Juvenile literature | Chinese language -- Juvenile literature | Mandarin dialects -- Juvenile literature | Chinese language materials -- Juvenile literature | Chinese language -- Dialects -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Children's nonfiction.DDC classification: 495.1/83421 Summary: "Simple text paired with themed illustrations invite the reader to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese"--Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Open the pages of this book and you'll soon be speaking Mandarin Chinese! Colorful illustrations and simple labels make learning Mandarin Chinese fun. From the basics to cool phrases, this book will give you lots to talk about!

Includes bibliographical references (p. 32).

"Simple text paired with themed illustrations invite the reader to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese"--Provided by publisher.

Text in English and Chinese.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-5-Organized into themes such as months and seasons, feelings, school, and meals, these spreads feature large, colorful digital illustrations, a handful of phrases, and some supplemental vocabulary words. Each phrase is presented in English, simplified Chinese characters, and pinyin transliteration. Lists of numbers and colors are appended and supplemental websites are included at the end. This simple layout is easy to read and understand, but glosses over some peculiarities of the language. While the book offers multiple words for grandfather, it does not tell readers that these words are not interchangeable, as one refers to a paternal grandfather, the other to a maternal grandfather. Frequent typos in the pinyin transliterations hinder the usability of the text, and some phrases skip important articles. Readers are better off with Catherine Bruzzone's Hide and Speak Chinese (Barron's 2010) or Judy Mahoney's Teach Me Everyday Chinese (Teach Me Tapes, 2008).-Jennifer Rothschild, Arlington County Public Libraries, VA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.