At the Beach

by Huy Voun Lee

There's no better place for Xiao Ming to practice his Chinese character writing... read more

There's no better place for Xiao Ming to practice his Chinese character writing than in the sand at the beach, where real people and objects mirror the images of the characters he's writing. Cut-paper collages work beautifully to convey abstract symbols through simple, concrete images, from "big" (a man stretched out on the beach) to "good" (mother and child together). (Ages 6-10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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