I love rhyming books, and there aren’t many Chinese books that lean into the great possibilities of Chinese rhyme. So I created this book, and my kids thought it was so fun to read out loud. Here is a short clip showing how much fun they had reading it:
紅紅恐龍 – Red Dinosaur
重重恐龍 – Heavy Dinosaur
嗡嗡嗡嗡 – Buzz Buzz Buzz Buzz
恐龍蟲蟲 – Dinosaur Bug
A dinosaur bug causes one dinosaur to fall into another. This little misunderstanding turns into a jurassic mess! How can two very different dinosaurs bridge the gap and feel what the other feels? It’s a simple story with a big message, and your kids will learn to apply empathy in their lives.
Here are some previews of the interior of the book:
The book has simple, colorful illustrations that help explore their dinosaur world. Each page has both Traditional Chinese characters and pinyin romanization–with English translation in the back. After the story, the book includes discussion questions for both old and young to explore how to apply empathy in real life. For those just beginning Chinese, online audio (complete with music and sound effects) are available on this website.
I’m so excited to share this book with you, as part of the book launch, I am giving away 3 free copies! If you would like a free copy, here are the instructions to enter:
- Check out the book launch post on Tiny Chinese Homeschool’s Facebook page.
- Like the post and in the comments, write one sentence answering this question: What does empathy look like to you? Insightful/creative definitions are more likely to win!
- Check back onto Tiny Chinese Homeschool’s Facebook page on Friday, January 15th, at 12:00 p.m. EST for the live video Book Launch.
- I will announce the winners that will receive a free copy of the book on the live video. (I will private message you after for shipping information).
I hope you are able to enjoy this book. It’s about a subject that is dear to my heart. Dinosaurs? Well, that too. But reaching out to someone who is different than you and trying understand them. That is something that will make the world a better place.
Ready to buy the book? It’s up on Amazon, ready to ship to you! For just a limited amount of time, I am selling the book at 7.99 (20% off). Catch it while it is on sale!
Thank you! I wish you and yours some happy learning.
Update: Thank you for everyone’s participation in our book launch! Here is the live video where we had a book reading and a prize drawing: