Take the whole family on a whirl wind tour of Chinese history and culture with this delightfully illustrated book that is packed with stories, activities and games. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties to the present day with songs and crafts for kids that will teach them about Chinese language and the Chinese way of life.
All About China is the next best thing to being there! China is the world’s largest and most populated country boasting thousands of years of history, tradition and culture. All About China is an exciting and captivating introduction to the country, featuring page after page of colourful illustrations, interesting stories, amazing facts, cultural insights, engaging activities and much more. Young readers will embark on a fascinating journey through the many faces of this country, meeting its people and examining its landscape, culture and historical tapestry.
About the Author
Allison Branscombe is an avid traveler, researcher and writer. After adopting two children from China, she took a keen interest in learning about the country in order to help her children learn about their heritage. Her interest grew as she became a founding board member of Families with Children from China in Northern California, helping to organize Mandarin playgroups and other cultural and educational learning opportunities.
As a board member of the Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation, and a founding organizer for Sacramento's Chinatown Mall Culture Fair, she developed arts, crafts, and other instructional activities for children. Allison and her family have traveled extensively in China. She resides in California. Lin Wang loved to draw and paint as a child and started art training at a very young age. She couldn't imagine herself doing anything other than painting when she grew up. She went on to attend prestigious Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China to study oil painting. Lin got her MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design.
She has illustrated many children's books. Lin lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and children.
"The All About Asia series is the children's version of a folklore handbook, a user-friendly encyclopedia, a DIY manual for experiencing an Asian country's culture from a youth's point of view." --AsianFortuneNews.com
"This books celebrates, with an impressive scope, the cultural riches of China and its epic history--with plenty of hands-on projects along the way." --Booklist
"This fine book gives a good overview of the country, the people, and the culture. [...] This comprehensive picture book is a real treasure for curious young people of elementary school age." --San Francisco Book Review
"There is no shortage of books on China today. However, there are very few books for young readers. All About China is well written, beautifully illustrated and creatively captures what is important for all children to know about China." --World Journal
"All About China by Allison Branscombe is a nice book to be introduced to the huge culture that is China. [...] It is a good book for kids to read to know about a lot of different aspects of China. If you are trying to write a report about China for elementary school, or just want to learn a little bit about a lot of different aspects of China, this would be a good book." --San Diego Book Review
"All About China is educational, informative and extremely enjoyable. The illustrations are delightful and make this book a joy to explore from cover to cover! Allison Branscombe's book is an entertaining, well-researched jewel for both kids and adults." --Helen Yee, Former President, Chinese Culture Foundation, 2009-2010
"The first thing I noticed about this book were the beautiful illustrations by Lin Wang. Sometimes soft and delicate, sometimes vibrant and full of energy, but always perfect for the topic at hand. The layout and production of this book is superb, making it easy to follow and understand at any age level...The surprise and delightful nature of this book are the many unique and unexpected topics that illustrate the fascinating culture of China and its people." --Adoption Today
"All About China opens with engaging, easy-to-grasp sections on history, geography, government, and China's place in today's world, enlivened with folk stories, cultural insights, hands-on activities, and more." --The Journal of Families with Children from China
Series: All About...countries
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 11th November 2014
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 22.86
Weight (kg): 0.59