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Author/Editor: Leonie Pratt
This is one book from Usborne's 'Beginners' series, which is intended to support young readers who are beginning to read on their own. A clear bold font is used, sentence structure is uncomplicated and full colour illustration throughout. Topics covered include Chinese art, Chinese history, The Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, Buddhism, Chinese writing and food. The book is organised in chapters with structural guiders and, glossary, contents and index. A framework for the Usborne reading programme can be downloaded from the Usborne website
My 6 year old found this interesting, informative and readable. His elder sister (9) read through and learned the facts ready to impress teacher on Monday morning and even the two year old liked listening and looking at the pictures. We used it as a start for researching topic work and it has gone into school this week to share with the whole class.
Alice Squires, 30th June 2008