Written by Kathleen Ahrens and Chu-Ren Huang
Written by Kathleen Ahrens and Chu-Ren Huang (In English & Chinese)
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Sun Ya Publishers (Hong Kong)
published in 2012
This story is about the power of a young child's imagination to create a world that is both safe and exciting. Written as both a counting book and a classic bedtime story, in it the young child leads her elder sister on an adventure that ends in the sweet realm of dreamland.
This book was written in short simple sentences so that it could be read aloud over and over again. Reading the same text aloud repeatedly helps a child implicitly become familiar with a language's structure. In addition, the warmth and safety that comes from reading and re-reading a story strengthens the caring bond between the person reading aloud and the child being read to. Both the English and Chinese versions introduce the most basic sentence patterns and also allow the child to practice counting from 1 to 10. The Chinese version also introduces the use of classifiers.
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