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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A mother amuses her young son at the beach by drawing Chinese characters in the sand, many of which resemble the objects they stand for.
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Huy Voun Lee is the author and illustrator of In the Park and In the Snow. Originally from Cambodia, Ms. Lee now lives in New York City.From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-4-A little boy and his mother's day at the beach is the vehicle for this concept book about Chinese characters. Ten characters are introduced as mother and child write them in the sand; verbal mnemonics are reinforced by pictures of people or nature. For example, the character for "woman" is vividly illustrated by a woman posing for a photo with a baby in her arms. However, "sky" confuses the related characters for "person" and "big" in the text; the illustration of "water" is too abstract and disjointed; and the explanation of "sand" is illustrated with a beach scene that has no relevance to how the character is drawn. The pictures are clever and visually appealing, consisting largely of cut-paper collage with some drawings. Peggy Goldstein's Long Is a Dragon (China, 1990) is a more effective introduction, but is for a slightly older audience. At the Beach is an attractive and clever book, but an inconsistent one.
John Philbrook, San Francisco Public Library
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Book Description Turtleback, 1998. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP80450406
Book Description Turtleback Books, 1998. Condition: Good. Huy Voun Lee (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0613072790-2-4