I Have a Zoo (Hardcover)

A Story of Animals All Around Me, Told in English and Chinese

By Xiao Mao, Liang Peilong (Illustrator)

Shanghai Press, 9781602204577, 42pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2019

List Price: 16.95*
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Soar with swallows and butterflies, swim with fish and frogs, and stroll alongside elephants and camels. This bilingual children's book introduces kids to the Chinese language by taking a walk through nature--the zoo that anyone can visit.

Lavishly illustrated with Chinese ink paintings from renowned artist Liang Peilong, this immersive adventure is beautiful and fun, while also encouraging learning through the lens of a new culture and language. Children will get to know different animals and the sounds they make in two languages.

Through this story, children can learn Chinese and more about the animal friends that populate the pages of I Have a Zoo.

About the Author

Liang Peilong is listed as one of China's top ten outstanding painters in children's art. He is the artist-in-residence at the Guangzhou Institute of Fine Arts and a committee member of the Guangdong Branch of the Chinese Artists Association. Peilong specializes in ink-and-wash paintings, and is known for his depiction of children and animals. His award-winning artwork has been exhibited all over the world. Xiao Mao has been engaged in the creative work of children's literature for many years. He has won two of the four most prestigious children's literature awards in China: Song Qingling Children's Literature Award and Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award.