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All about China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids

Allison Branscombe Lin Wang



Cultural Resources » Chinese;
Language Learning - Children » Chinese


64 pages

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**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2015 Preferred Choice Award****Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal****Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015 Silver Medal**


Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese history and culture with this delightfully illustrated book that is packed with stories, activities and games. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties to the present day with songs and crafts for kids that will teach them about Chinese language and the Chinese way of life. All About China is the next best thing to being there! China is the world's largest and most populated country boasting thousands of years of history, tradition and culture. In All About China,:

  • Discover the fantastic Chinese tales about the creation of the earth and the origin of the Moon Goddess
  • Delve into China's multifaceted cultural heritage, visit breathtaking places and learn Chinese folk songs
  • Take a crack at solving a tangram shape puzzle
  • Learn about the twelve Chinese zodiac animals
  • Try your hand at making a traditional brush painting of a panda, bamboo and other subjects

All About China is an exciting and captivating introduction to the country, featuring page after page of colorful illustrations, interesting stories, amazing facts, cultural insights, engaging activities and much more. Young readers will embark on a fascinating journey through the many faces of this country, meeting its people and examining its landscape, culture and historical tapestry.


By:   Allison Branscombe
Illustrated by:   Lin Wang
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   590g
ISBN:   9780804841214
ISBN 10:   0804841217
Series:   All About Stories Songs Crafts & Games For Kids
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   November 2014
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Language:   Chinese
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Allison Ai Xin Branscombe is the Sacramento Regional Coordinator for San Francisco Bay Area Families with Children from China, a nonprofit that supports adoptive families and encourages them to honor their children's heritage. She is also a board member for the Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation. Lin Wang attended the prestigious Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China, and got her MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Lin lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and children.

All About China by Allison Branscombe is a nice book to be introduced to the huge culture that is China. [ ] It is a good book for kids to read to know about a lot of different aspects of China. If you are trying to write a report about China for elementary school, or just want to learn a little bit about a lot of different aspects of China, this would be a good book. San Diego Book Review

  • Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Multicultural Nf Teen/YA) 2015
  • Commended for Moonbeam Children's Book Award (Multicultural Nonfiction) 2015
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