I have been involved in the publication of a series of four board books for young children, “Let’s Play - Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer”. Autumn and Winter are now finished and available in bookstores in Taiwan or online at my website, http://www.littlewonders.com.tw. They come as a book only, or in a ready-to-mail giftbox with giftcard and wrapping paper. These books are a nice way for English-speaking parents to share some Chinese culture with their children.
I wasn’t going to plug them here, but I thought there may some parents looking for this kind of book. The books are based on four traditional scrolls showing Chinese children at play throughout the four seasons. They introduce the Moon Festival, Chinese New Year, and lots of activities you see in Taiwan and China. The text is a simple rhyming couplet for each page, and there is a search activity in the back of each book.
The story of the artist, Huang Yao, and of the scrolls is very interesting. There was an article about him in “Centered on Taipei” (November), and in TVBS Weekly (Chinese). I have an electronic copy of these if anyone would like to read them.