My First Colors in Cantonese & English is unique in its focus on spoken Cantonese, not formal written Chinese. This book introduces Cantonese language and culture to preschool children, and is ideal for families or caregivers who may not be fully fluent in spoken Cantonese or written Chinese.
Bright, vivid pictures make this a book that your toddler will enjoy reading over and over again.
Starting with “What is your favourite colour?”, this picture book contains the conversational questions, phrases and words needed to talk through a day in the life of a toddler who loves colours.
Basic colours and colour combinations are introduced, using everyday items, animals and cultural objects.
Your toddler will meet a purple seahorse, learn how to ask for a cyan pencil, show off a blue balloon and see shiny gold coins. You'll encounter red-and-gold New Year decorations, rainbow-coloured parachutes, brown moon cakes and white steamed Chinese bread!
Each word is written in traditional Chinese characters, Jyutping and alternate phonetic pronunciation, and English.
Chinese characters are colour-coded to their English translations.