1, 2, 3, Go!

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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A colorful, playful counting book that introduces young children to Chinese characters and action words.

One little girl catches a butterfly. Two small swimmers stomp in puddles. Three young musicians bang their drums. The children in this action-packed counting book jump, dance, and run through the numbers from one to ten. 1, 2, 3, Go! is an exciting introduction to the simplest and most logical of the beautiful picture-words that are used in written Chinese.

Bright colors and bold shapes make the logic behind the picture-words clear. Readers learn that the characters for words such as "push" and "carry," which are actions that involve the use of hands, include the basic character for "hand." And the picture words for actions done with the feet, such as kicking and dancing, all include the basic character for "foot."

In her delicate cut-paper artwork Huy Voun Lee, the author and illustrator of three other highly-acclaimed books on Chinese character writing, has captured all the joy and energy of children at play.

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User Review  - olivegreen1 - LibraryThing

Very simple and graphic illustrations that are accompanied by Mandarin Chinese letters and words. Helpful for ELL students and those wanting to learn Mandarin. Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Lee (In the Park, 1998, etc.) continues her successful series on beginning Chinese characters with a fourth volume, this time a counting book with children's movements (of hands or feet) providing the ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Huy Voun Lee was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and moved to the United States in 1975. She has written and illustrated three other books on Chinese character writing: At the Beach, In the Snow, and In the Park. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Ms. Lee lives in New York City.

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