A Nest in Springtime (Board book)

A Mandarin Chinese-English bilingual book of numbers

By Belle Yang, Belle Yang (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763652791, 24pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2012

List Price: 6.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


In English and Mandarin Chinese, Belle Yang's bilingual board books celebrate the natural world with simple concepts and beautiful, bold illustrations.

In springtime, when wild geese come to nest, there are eggs for counting. But how many goslings will there be? And how many in the whole paddling family, when Papa and Mama join them? Tonal marks used in the book are explained in a final spread, along with a pinyin translation of the Chinese characters.

About the Author

Belle Yang is the author-illustrator of Foo, the Flying Frog of Washtub Pond; Hannah Is My Name; and Always Come Home to Me, a Chinese American Librarians Association Best Children’s Book. She lives in California.

Praise For A Nest in Springtime: A Mandarin Chinese-English bilingual book of numbers

This bilingual offering blooms.
—Kirkus Reviews

—Kirkus Reviews Children's Book blog