Emily Kahn, something of an authority on China, presents the Chinese child in his everyday life with sensitivity and distinction. His customs, costume, playtime, food, his parents, his differences and similarities to an American boy. The little children are real, friendly and attractive. But the book swerves sharply to an older level when the author, in the last quarter of the book, attempts a quick historical survey. The large format imposes the same difficulties of long reading lines as the companion volume above.