Monday, February 4, 2013

My favorite read-a-loud's for Chinese New Year

 The Chinese year 4711 begins on Feb. 10, 2013. This year is the year of the snake!
 Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures: Imperial China 
 Ms. Frizzle, Wanda, and Arnold simply duck under the dragon at the local Chinese New Year's parade, and they are mysteriously whisked back in time to ancient China! They arrive in a village where the farmers are in trouble. The Friz and friends vow to go to the capital to get the emperor's help. As they journey, they learn how silk is made, travel on the Grand Canal, and see the Great Wall under construction, but will they fulfill their mission to help the farmers?
Cole and Degen relay a bounty of facts with charm and humor as they bring the majesty of imperial China to life.

books about asia for toddlers

                                                            The Empty Pot 

A fable about a young Chinese boy, and contest to become the next emperor, it teaches the importance of honesty.  I LOVE the illustrations!

books about asia for kids and toddlers                                                      
Tikki Tikki Tembo 

        Tikki Tikki Tembo is set in ancient China and invents an ancient Chinese custom whereby parents honor their first-born sons with long, elaborate names. 
A boy named Tikki Tikki Tembo-no Sa Rembo-chari Bari Ruchi-pip Peri Pembo ("The Most Wonderful Thing in the Whole Wide World") and his little brother Chang learn an important lesson about their names. 
                     Even 4th graders love chanting along to this famous tale.


Kristen said...

oooo...I never read The Empty Pot! Thanks Melissa!! I miss talking, sorry I've been so absent lately...feels like this year has swallowed me whole :)

Rachel Lamb said...

Tikki tikki tembo is my fav!!!!!!