When Little Mo picks up a small bamboo stick from the bamboo forest, she has no idea that it will eventually lead to one of China's most significant inventions. In this children's story the stick comes to life to help in the kitchen. The little bamboo stick helps Mom pick out vegetables from a bowl of hot soup, helps Little Mo to eat the remaining rice in her bowl, and helps Dad to stir eggs. The stick soon learns it has limitations, unable to easily pick up noodles from a bowl. Little Mo quickly solves this problem by finding another bamboo stick to join the team. As a duo, the stocks can cut buns in half and pick up pork dumplings without any difficulty. Her dad then gives them the name "chopsticks" and improves upon their design.
Join Ming on a magical adventure inside the historic and expansive Mogao Caves. A popular tourist destination, the Mogao Caves are famous for their murals and statues. When Ming becomes separated from his parents during a sandstorm on the way to the Mogao Caves, a little shining deer with nine colors brings him there to see a spectacular mural. Unexpectedly, Ming find himself in the mural with monks, animals and celestial beings that come to life before his very own eyes. He then find a special way to help his new friends before safely reuniting with his parents in the cave
Ming is excited to know that the school is going to offer a Kung Fu class. His parents take him for a tour of the Shaolin Temple, which is famous for Kung Fu. Ming learns a lot about Kung Fu during the trip.
"Ming and his father take a trip to the Great Wall but end up getting separated from each other. During their time apart, Ming goes on a fascinating journey through the ages of China's Great Wall. Ming will encounter all aspects of the Great Wall's history including: its enemies storming the wall, huge markets for the public, and even a Chinese emperor. Join Ming on this exciting adventure and experience the remarkable history of China's Great Wall"-- Back cover
After finding out that Ming is learning the teachings of Confucius or Master Kong in school, his parents decide to take him on a special trip to Qufu where he is magically transported back to the past and meets the famous philosopher
The kindness and generosity of those born under the sign of the sheep in the Chinese zodiac is brought to life in this heartwarming tale. Long, long ago, there lived a kind physician. He lived on a mountain in a small Chinese village where he practiced traditional Chinese medicine for all the villagers. On his way home one day, he found an injured sheep, rescued it and brought it home where he nursed the sheep back to life. One evening, after the sheep had been living with the physician for some time, a beast barged into the village, demanding payment of each household in the form of one child. If the villagers refused to hand over their children, the beast would eat everyone! In the blink of an eye, the rescued sheep transforms into a lovely girl, who, with a clever plan, manages to frighten the beast away and keep everyone in the village safe from harm. And so, with one simple act of kindness, an entire village is saved, reminding us that every action, no matter how small, has consequences.
Follow the adventures of the great Chinese explorer Zheng He (1371-1433) during the renowned Ming Dynasty in this illustrated bilingual book. The young Zheng He dreamed of foreign lands, his imagination awakened by a porcelain vase his grandfather and father brought home from overseas. It became his goal to find this stunning cobalt colour but the road to fulfilling this dream was not a straight one
"Ming gets lost in time in the Forbidden City and meets a young emperor. Together, they explore the wonders of the palace and ride on a bronze dragon that takes them high up in the sky. The past and the present come together in this beautifully illustrated book of another of Ming's adventures"--Page 4 of cover