My First Mandarin Book Signing and Craft

Event date: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

My First Mandarin Words with Gordon and Li Li book cover

Learn some Mandarin and make dragon crafts with author Michele Wong McSween. 

If you can't make it to the event but would like a copy signed and personalized, please feel free to contact us before the event or order online below. 

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About the book: Learn English and Mandarin words with panda cousins Gordon and Li Li in this charming and colorful bilingual first words book! 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, everyday words, 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!

Michele Wong McSween author photo

About the author: 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. 

My First Mandarin Words with Gordon & Li Li: With Gordon & Li Li Cover Image
By Michele Wong McSween, Nam Doan (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338253726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cartwheel Books - October 30th, 2018

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