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My First Mandarin Words With Gordon & Li Li

By Michele Wong McSween   Illustrated by Nam Doan   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338253726 Board book
20 Pages | 8.3" x 9.3" | Ages 0 to 3

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338291056 Ebook
20 Pages | Ages 0 to 3

Learn English and Mandarin words with panda cousins Gordon and Li Li in this charming and colourful bilingual first words book!

Gordon and Li Li are cousins. Li Li is from Beijing, China, and speaks Mandarin. Gordon lives in Brooklyn, New York, and speaks English. When Li Li visits Gordon for the first time, the cousins must learn to communicate using simple, everyday words.

Children and caregivers can read along with Gordon and Li Li as they learn basic English and Mandarin words and their correct pronunciation. Each spread of this sturdy book spotlights a different theme, including greetings, colours, numbers, and animals! And every word features the English and pinyin spelling along with the Chinese character and the phonetic Mandarin pronunciation to help readers practice.

This is an adorable and informative must-have first words book for any family who wants to get little ones excited to open the door to learning a second language — and future language success!