Sunday, July 13, 2008
A beautifully illustrated retelling of a classic Chinese idiom that teaches children about Chinese culture and language is what you'll find in The Frog in the Well by Irene Tsai.
The frog happily hops into the well and proclaims that he is the smartest frog in the world; after all, he knows everything about the well. But when a sea turtle crawls to the well and tells the frog all about the big, deep, wide and blue ocean, the frog learns a lesson in humility he won't soon forget.
The story of The Frog in the Well comes alive with vivid illustrations from Pattie Caprio. Told in English and translated into Chinese by Joyce Lin, the reader can appreciate the culture and language of China while learning a valuable life lesson. The Note to Readers and Word List compliment the story and help readers to understand what they find within this 36-page picture book.
With adorable creatures whose personalities shine through from the very start, The Frog in the Well is sure to entertain and educate your young reader.
Title: The Frog in the Well
Author: Irene Tsai
Publisher: CE Bilingual Books LLC
U.S. Price: $14.95