A nest In Springtime: a bilingual book of numbers, Belle Yang, candlewick, 2012
Format: Board Book
Rating: 1-5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 3
Genre: Board Book
What did you like about the book? I liked that this simple counting book in English and Mandarin packs so much into its short format. It can be used as a simple counting book as we count the goose eggs and then the hatched goslings. It can also be used for ESL or for students learning Mandarin. The last pages of the book provide pinyin pronunciations and an introduction to Mandarin’ Chinese’s four “pitched tones.”
What didn’t you like about the book? Nothing
To whom would you recommend this book? I would recommend this book for children with English as a Second Language as well as students learning Mandarin.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries with a need for simple English/Mandarin titles.
Where would you shelve it and why? Board books due to the format.
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Not especially.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Catherine Coyne, The Ames Free Library, Easton
Date of review: 5/26/12