When I was growing up in the 1960s and early 1970s we never dreamed that in the next forty years China would become the international market that it is today. In order for our children and our children’s children to thrive in this world where China rules, we will need to learn to speak the language. This book Adam’s Amazing Counting Book–Counting in Chinese is a children’s book that you can use to begin teaching your child the Mandarin Chinese language.
The main problem I found with this book was the fact that even though the book has a pronunciation code, I do not believe that an adequate pronunciation can be created from the pronunciation code provided. In the past providing accurate pronunciation might have been possible. Today however, a quick google search reveals a utube video of a native who speaks Mandarin Chinese. By using the utube video along with Adam the Airplane’s counting book parents can begin teaching their child Chinese through this entertaining book.