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My First Mandarin Words with Gordon & Li Li by [Michele Wong McSween, Nam Doan]

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My First Mandarin Words with Gordon & Li Li Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 377 ratings

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Nam Doan is a designer, illustrator, and filmmaker. He lives in New York, New York.
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.
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B078TMMS2T
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cartwheel Books; Illustrated edition (October 30, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 30, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 31531 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 24 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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    4.8 out of 5 stars 377 ratings

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Michele Wong McSween is a former fashion designer and creator of Gordon & Li Li. She is a native Californian, but has lived in New York City for the past 23 years. She currently lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with her husband and three boys.

Growing up as a fourth generation Chinese-American in Sacramento, California, Michele never learned to speak Chinese, so making sure her own boys were exposed to the language and culture became a priority for her.

After enrolling them in early-learning Mandarin classes, Michele looked for first word Mandarin books that were easy to read, engaging, modern, and most importantly, were books that they’d want to cuddle up with at bedtime.

When Michele found little was available, she created Gordon & Li Li to introduce her children to the joy of learning Mandarin Chinese and to foster a deep appreciation for their heritage and culture.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to teach your infant/toddler/kid basic Chinese
By David B. on July 1, 2019
This book is great for reading to my son to help him learn some basic Chinese. I tried buying the 3 original books that were out of print. I emailed the author and she replied that after Scholastic acquired the rights to her books, that they combined all 3 into 1 book. It’s a large book, about 8.25” x 9.25”.

My favorite sections are the animal and counting sections.

Also, what’s more Chinese than pandas and who doesn’t love pandas?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chinese/English/Pinyin board book
By Claire Chu on December 6, 2019
This is a great book. It has Pinyin/Characters/pronunciation/English. This is excellent for bilingual households. I would definitely recommend if you have a young child learning Chinese.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable learning material for babies
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