Welcome to Chinatown

Holt. Jan. 2023. 20p. Board $8.99. ISBN 9781250841995.
PreS-K–Low always delivers the stylized digital forms and bright, exuberant colors to please toddler and preschooler eyes, and this board book is no different. A bold font tells the story in English, followed by Chinese writing, then a phonetic spelling. It’s an enlightening way to learn the word for the tai chi of the early morning practitioners, the shoe cobblers, hand trucks, shopkeepers, cooks, and more who make the lively neighborhood what it is.
VERDICT This is more than a board book; it’s a Rosetta Stone to a whole world, offering a tiny window into a glowing cityscape, whether familiar or not.

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