Travel, Learn and See Your Friends

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Promote diversity, learn mandarin and be entertained with a wonderful story. This is what this book is bringing to your home. We certainly simply enjoyed reading this book together figuring out things along the way. You will know what I’m talking about when you get this wonderful book for your kids.

The book interestingly talks about all aspects of diversity in simple ways, like food, connecting with people, the family itself in many subtle and obvious ways.

How friends can work together to solve problems and the importance of learning a new language and how it enriches us all.

This is one of the first books that was so fascinating for me to open, more than my kids. The bilingual aspect of it, makes it perfect for us to share with the world.

The illustrations are so vivid and bright. I love that it took us on a little trip to a part of the world, we will possibly not see. We also learned a bit about a new language. Books in multilingual languages seems to be a new trend and we are certainly loving it.

The story takes us through experience of Dean and Ethan, learning a new language, growing to be friends who use creative thinking. A must read for all little kids. I believe ideal for kids aged 6+

This would make a great step into early chapter reading since it’s quite a big book for the kids to do over. My daughter specially had a fascination for the Mandarin Chinese on every page. Though, we wish a glossary was given so could understand  it also. But the book is a wonderful starting point for sure.

Description per the author –

Written in English and Mandarin (Simplified Chinese & Pin Yin), Travel, Learn and See your friends 走学看朋友 is a story about two first-graders attending a Mandarin Immersion school. Dean and Ethan become fast friends. Dean is ethnically Chinese, and his reasons for learning Mandarin are more cultural. Ethan is an African-American and through his language journey, he learns about himself, his family, and the world. TLSee your Friends is an illustrated story book written in English, Simplified Chinese, and Pin Yin. This bilingual book is targeted at Mandarin Immersion students, but can be read by non-native speakers of Chinese.

About the author –

Edna is a physician anesthesiologist and mom, who was motivated to write a bilingual Chinese children’s book, inspired by her son’s friendship.

Although she is not a native speaker of Mandarin, she wanted to read to her children in Mandarin. She found a limited selection of books for this age group so she created them. These stories include English and Mandarin with pin yin to facilitate different reading levels.

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Book Description –

Written in English and Mandarin (Simplified Chinese & Pin Yin), Travel, Learn and See your friends 走学看朋友 is a story about two first-graders attending a Mandarin Immersion school. Dean and Ethan become fast friends. Dean is ethnically Chinese, and his reasons for learning Mandarin are more cultural. Ethan is an African-American and through his language journey, he learns about himself, his family, and the world. TLSee your Friends is an illustrated story book written in English, Simplified Chinese, and Pin Yin. This bilingual book is targeted at Mandarin Immersion students, but can be read by non-native speakers of Chinese.

About the Author:

Edna is a physician anesthesiologist and mom, who was motivated to write a bilingual Chinese children’s book, inspired by her son’s friendship after he enrolled in a Mandarin immersion school. Although she is not a native speaker of Mandarin, she wanted to read to her children in Mandarin. She found a limited selection of books for this age group. So she created these stories to include English and Mandarin with pin yin, to facilitate different reading levels. Her stories celebrate friendship and cultural diversity. When she’s not in the operating room, she enjoys traveling with her family. You may have seen her on either SURVIVOR or Shark Tank.

You can follow the author and all her work on her website here.

Discover her adventures on Twitter or Instagram both @EdnaMaMD.

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