"As in previous outings, tables of the characters, English equivalents and approximate pronunciations sandwich this pleasant, painless peek at another language and orthography. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Lee finishes the seasonal round begun with At the beach (1994) by taking a group of children to a farm in autumn, giving young Xiao Ming a chance to introduce the Chinese characters for "grain," "fire" and eight other nouns to his friends (and readers).
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