In the Snow

written and illustrated by Huy Voun Lee

Xiao Ming and his mother walk through the winter forest where she teaches him Chinese characters by drawing them in the snow with a stick.

Detailed cut-paper collages show Xiao Ming and his mother as they walk through the winter forest. The fresh snow is ideal for showing Chinese characters drawn with a stick and his mother teaches Xiao Ming the meaning of each one she writes using common-sense connections. The ten pictographs featured include tree, forest, pond, rest, rain, snow, sun, moon, sparkling, and bright.

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The glossary is an excellent resource; it includes a cut-paper picture, the character, its meaning in English, a transcription in Mandarin Chinese, and "approximations" of pronunciation.