Written by a child author who is in primary school, I HAVE FRIENDS [我有朋友] is the first children's book written for and by children in the bilingual Chinese-English DOTS AND FRIENDS series [点点朋友书籍], which are published in separate editions in Traditional script as well as Simplified script in ebook and paperback formats. The audiobook version is forthcoming in Cantonese, Mandarin and English tracks. To stay tuned, sign up for news: http://eepurl.com/b_etIj
In the elementary school author’s words:
This book came to be over one summer, when my mother was testing my ability to write Chinese characters from memory. She would say the character aloud, use it in a sentence she dictated and ask me to write the character not only correctly but in the right stroke order.
Then I started to create my own sentences and write them on the white board. Little by little, I came up with the idea to write this book. My mother helped me make this book possible. Thank you, Mom!
Thanks also goes to Grandma, who helped as my Chinese language consultant for things Mom was not certain about.
Also by Ayotunde Agoro / 作者的其他书籍
Dots and Friends Series / 点点朋友书籍
我有朋友 I Have Friends
我要吃东西 I Want to Eat
我有感觉 I Have Feelings
你有什么？ What Do You Have?
我喜欢宠物 I Like Pets
你去哪里？ Where Are You Going?
你喜欢什么食物？ What Food Do You Like?
我有东西可以动 I Have Things That Move
我喜欢彩虹 I Like Rainbows
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About the author
About the Author / 作者简介
Author Ayotunde Agoro is in the first grade. This is his first book. He likes robots and friends. He also loves his family. While he would like to make a lot of money from his books, he only hopes that he will earn enough to purchase his first iPad by the time he is eight years old. Find him at http://ayotundeagoro.weebly.com. Sign up for new release updates: http://eepurl.com/b_etIj
About the Illustrator / 插画家简介
Illustrator Gloria Ng moonlights as an author when the kids are in bed. While she would like to illustrate and write more books, most days she very much prefers to sleep in. Find her at http://www .GloriaNg.com.
About the Editor / 插画家简介
After reading the author's bilingual text the first time, editor Emily Ng carefully inspected the drafted text in the entire book and tidied it up so that every person could enjoy and love reading the books. She felt very satisfied with the result and has a few words of appreciation to say about translators, who must put in a lot of time and effort.
Emily Ng 是编辑，经过头一次读了作者的中英对照的文字，再起草稿将整本书硏究纠正才完整地造成一本令到每人也能欣赏与喜爱阅读的书本，令她看了，也觉得很满意。她有些感言就是做翻译人员不是份好差事，真是须要很多时间与精力。