All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids by Allison Branscombe, illustrated by Lin Wang
Hardcover, 64 pages. Full-colour illustrations.
Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award 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, you'll:
- 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 colourful 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.
All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids by Allison Branscombe, illustrated by Lin Wang - About the Authors
Allison Branscombe is an avid traveller, researcher and writer. After adopting two children from China, she took a keen interest in learning about the country in order to help her children learn about their heritage. Her interest grew as she became a founding board member of Families with Children from China in Northern California, helping to organize Mandarin playgroups and other cultural and educational learning opportunities. As a board member of the Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation, and a founding organizer for Sacramento's Chinatown Mall Culture Fair, she developed arts, crafts, and other instructional activities for children. Allison and her family have travelled extensively in China. She resides in California.
Lin Wang loved to draw and paint as a child and started art training at a very young age. She couldn't imagine herself doing anything other than painting when she grew up. She went on to attend prestigious Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China to study oil painting. Lin got her MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has illustrated many children's books. Lin lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and children.