In the Park
Publication Date: March 1, 1998
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Spring has arrived and Xiao Ming can't wait to spend the day in the park with his mother. All around them are signs of the season: insects flying, leaves on the trees, and flowers in bloom. Xiao Ming's mother teaches Xiao Ming how to write the words for these things in Chinese by first drawing pictures of them.
Following the highly acclaimed At the Beach and In the Snow, In the Park is Huy Voun Lee's third book on Chinese character writing. The instructional text, written as a simple story, is complemented by exuberant, cut-paper art. And the steps to writing the ten Chinese characters taught in the story are reinforced on the endpapers. After a day in the park with Xiao Ming and his mother, young readers will be eager to try their own hand at drawing Chinese characters.
Huy Voun Lee is the author and illustrator of At the Beach and In the Snow. Originally from Cambodia, Ms. Lee now lives in New York City.