Saturday, May 1, 2010
Get Talking Chinese from Dk Publishing
Today is my nephew Joseph's 11th birthday. He is the kind of kid who lives by his own rules. I remember the day of his birth so clearly. All week long my brother asked me if the baby was born in the middle of the night would I come and watch his other boys. I said no problem. So early Saturday morning on May 1, 1999 around 4am my brother called and said to come over. I threw on some clothes and raced out the door. They live about 40 minutes from me but I think I made in 30....when I got to their house I saw an ambulance and police car parked outside. I raced inside to find a cop at the top of the stairs smiling, to quote him "it's a done deal"....little JoJo didn't wait until I got there or for the hospital he came when he wanted to....in his parents bed. Like I said---he lives by his own rules.
This year I was struggling as to what gift I could get him....I saw one day a notice on their table for his classes next year. Under language he checked off that he wanted to take Mandarin Chinese. That's my JoJo~
Get Talking Chinese from DK Publishing is a book for beginners. It is perfect in that it not only explains about the language but talks about the Chinese culture too. It even comes with a CD to help with pronunciation. I am not sure how long my nephew will be interested in this but it couldn't hurt to help him along.
Happy Birthday Joseph Anthony!