Thursday, July 17, 2008

Book Review: 'The Frog in the Well' retold by Irene Y. Tsai

Hi everyone, Zebee here with another great review. This week we are going to look at frogs. Well, a book about frogs. This is a cute book and it’s in English and Chinese!
Okay, here’s the review. See you at the end.

'The Frog in the Well' is both beautifully written and illustrated. The story of how the frog views his world will jump off the pages for children while educating them about Chinese culture and language. I have had an interest in China ever since a 4th-grade teacher opened my eyes to the country and its people, culture, language, and history. The Frog in the Well will create a spark for learning about China and the most spoken language in the world: Mandarin Chinese. Parents, teachers, and educational leaders should be encouraged to help children discover China, and 'The Frog in the Well' is a great tool for doing so. This will help prepare our children for the transformational world that they are entering and make America a magnet for Chinese investment in the future. Don't just sit there—hop on over and pick up a copy of 'The Frog in the Well'.

Tom Watkins
Michigan State Superintendent of Schools (2001–2005), MI
Honorary Professor, Mianyang University

I’m going to hop on over to CE Bilingual Books and check out the coloring page she has. If you want to buy the book, go here.

See you Sunday with more Zoo news.