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green cows books

fun bilingual books for kids!

what people are saying

“This is not a typical Chinese book for learning a language. Typical methods, especially for Cantonese, don’t always work when reading in written Cantonese.

In all her books, Karen uses conversational phrases. They focus on colloquial Cantonese, not formal written Chinese.

Under each Chinese character, you’ll find a Jyutping pronunciation and a phonetic pronunciation. These books also include a color-coded English translation.”

– Fortune Cookie Mom, My First Animals in Cantonese
(full review with supplemental activities)

“I love the structure of the book. It’s got traditional Chinese, English, and phonetic sounding of the words, plus color-coded translations.

It’s a mini-adventure to the farm, zoo, ocean, etc, home. Again, this is a great resource for parents whose Cantonese isn’t as proficient as English. They and their kids can learn Cantonese together.”

My First Animals in Cantonese
– 5-star review on Amazon

“The sentence format that is used is very effective for teaching.

For those who are not advanced in Cantonese this is the best book I have ever seen.

Lastly it is very easy to teach Cantonese to kids using this book even if you are not super fluent due to the multiple ways the words are presented. It even color codes the characters to the pronunciation and English translation!!!”

My First Everyday Words in Cantonese & English
– 5 star review on Amazon

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