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"This books celebrates, with an impressive scope, the cultural riches of China and its epic history—with plenty of hands-on projects along the way." —Booklist

"There is no shortage of books on China today. However, there are very few books for young readers. All About China is well written, beautifully illustrated and creatively captures what is important for all children to know about China." —Tsui Yi-Wen, Reporter, World Journal

"All About China is educational, informative and extremely enjoyable. The illustrations are delightful and make this book a joy to explore from cover to cover! Allison Branscombe's book is an entertaining, well-researched jewel for both kids and adults." —Helen Yee, Former President, Chinese Culture Foundation, 2009-2010

"An eye-popping journey for kids of all ages—and grown-ups too. Enjoy this beautifully illustrated, information-rich ride through centuries of Chinese festivals, food, family and fun—and so much more." —Melissa Ludtke, Producer, Touching Home in China

"All About China gives a wonderful overview of what it is like to live in China. The book is full of information, stories, crafts and recipes. In the beginning the reader is introduced to two Chinese children who share their lives throughout the book. […] Like all of Tuttle Publishing's books, the pages are beautiful. They are full of pictures to give the child a full understanding of what it is like. It is full of information including history, geography, government and more." —Crafty Moms Share blog

Sometimes soft and delicate, sometimes vibrant and full of energy, but always perfect for the topic at hand. The layout and production of this book is superb, making it easy to follow and understand at any age level…The surprise and delightful nature of this book are the many unique and unexpected topics that illustrate the fascinating culture of China and its people." —Adoption Today

"This fine book gives a good overview of the country, the people, and the culture. […] This comprehensive picture book is a real treasure for curious young people of elementary school age." —San Francisco Book Review

"This is a great activity-filled, information PACKED book that teaches you about life as it is and was in China. It talks about the dynasties of China, daily life in China, games and traditions of China, and much more! There is a huge diversity in the things to read about. Ms. Branscombe has written a wonderful encyclopaedia-like resource. Lin Wang's illustrations bring the book to life. They are realistic and captivating." —This Kid Reviews Books blog

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About the Author

Allison "Ai Xin" Branscombe is the Sacramento Regional Coordinator for San Francisco Bay Area Families with Children from China and edits the newsletter for its Northern California chapter. Branscombe is a board member of the Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation. Lin Wang attended the prestigious Guangzhou Academy of Fine arts in China to study oil painting and received her MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has illustrated many books for children and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and children.

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"An eye-popping journey for kids of all ages--and grown-ups too. Enjoy this beautifully illustrated, information-rich ride through centuries of Chinese festivals, food, family and fun--and so much more." --Melissa Ludtke, Producer, "Touching Home in China" "This is a great activity-filled, information PACKED book that teaches you about life as it is and was in China. It talks about the dynasties of China, daily life in China, games and traditions of China, and much more! There is a huge diversity in the things to read about. Ms. Branscombe has written a wonderful encyclopedia-like resource. Lin Wang's illustrations bring the book to life. They are realistic and captivating. I could see schools or homeschool families using this book to teach a whole unit on China." --This Kid Reviews Books blog ""All About China" is educational, informative and extremely enjoyable. The illustrations are delightful and make this book a joy to explore from cover to cover! Allison Branscombe's book is an entertaining, well-researched jewel for both kids and adults." Helen Yee, Former President, Chinese Culture Foundation, 2009-2010" "An eye-popping journey for kids of all ages and grown-ups too. Enjoy this beautifully illustrated, information-rich ride through centuries of Chinese festivals, food, family and fun and so much more." Melissa Ludtke, Producer, "Touching Home in China"" ""All About China" opens with engaging, easy-to-grasp sections on history, geography, government, and China's place in today's world, enlivened with folk stories, cultural insights, hands-on activities, and more." "The Journal of Families with Children from China"" ""All About China" gives a wonderful overview of what it is like to live in China. The book is full of information, stories, crafts and recipes. In the beginning the reader is introduced to two Chinese children who share their lives throughout the book. [ ] Like all of Tuttle Publishing's books, the pages are beautiful. They are full of pictures to give the child a full understanding of what it is like. It is full of information including history, geography, government and more." "Crafty Moms Share" blog" ""All About China" by Allison Branscombe is a nice book to be introduced to the huge culture that is China. [ ] It is a good book for kids to read to know about a lot of different aspects of China. If you are trying to write a report about China for elementary school, or just want to learn a little bit about a lot of different aspects of China, this would be a good book." "San Diego Book Review"" "The "All About Asia" series is the children's version of a folklore handbook, a user-friendly encyclopedia, a DIY manual for experiencing an Asian country's culture from a youth's point of view." "AsianFortuneNews.com"" "All About China opens with engaging, easy-to-grasp sections on history, geography, government, and China's place in today's world, enlivened with folk stories, cultural insights, hands-on activities, and more." --The Journal of Families with Children from China "The first thing I noticed about this book were the beautiful illustrations by Lin Wang. Sometimes soft and delicate, sometimes vibrant and full of energy, but always perfect for the topic at hand. The layout and production of this book is superb, making it easy to follow and understand at any age level...The surprise and delightful nature of this book are the many unique and unexpected topics that illustrate the fascinating culture of China and its people." --Adoption Today "All About China by Allison Branscombe is a nice book to be introduced to the huge culture that is China. [...] It is a good book for kids to read to know about a lot of different aspects of China. If you are trying to write a report about China for elementary school, or just want to learn a little bit about a lot of different aspects of China, this would be a good book." --San Diego Book Review "All About China is educational, informative and extremely enjoyable. The illustrations are delightful and make this book a joy to explore from cover to cover! Allison Branscombe's book is an entertaining, well-researched jewel for both kids and adults." --Helen Yee, Former President, Chinese Culture Foundation, 2009-2010 "There is no shortage of books on China today. However, there are very few books for young readers. All About China is well written, beautifully illustrated and creatively captures what is important for all children to know about China." --World Journal "This fine book gives a good overview of the country, the people, and the culture. [...] This comprehensive picture book is a real treasure for curious young people of elementary school age." --San Francisco Book Review "The All About Asia series is the children's version of a folklore handbook, a user-friendly encyclopedia, a DIY manual for experiencing an Asian country's culture from a youth's point of view." --AsianFortuneNews.com "This books celebrates, with an impressive scope, the cultural riches of China and its epic history--with plenty of hands-on projects along the way." --Booklist

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