Tiny Travelers China Treasure Quest
by Susie Jaramillo
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Pub Date 22 Oct 2019 | Archive Date 28 Jan 2022
Encantos Media Studios, Encantos
Tiny Travelers is inspired by a world of cultures. The Tiny Travelers “Treasure Quest” Series takes its readers on a fun-filled journey to discover what makes each country special.
Each illustrated spread invites children to discover hidden "treasures" - icons, animals, statues, instruments and more - that make up the rich cultural heritage of each country.
In Tiny Travelers China, readers journey from the Forbidden City to the Wuling mountains. From the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, to the ancient Great Wall of China, tiny travelers will enjoy getting closer to Chinese culture making magical discoveries along the way.
Video interview with creators and select author appearances can be available.
Steven Wolfe Pereira is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Encantos. A Dominican-American born in New York, Steven has been inspired by a world of cultures ever since he was an International Relations major at Tufts University. An avid traveler, Steven has lived all over the world, from France to Japan to Mexico, and has visited more than 50 countries. A Fulbright scholar, Steven is a proud father of two tiny travelers and lives with his wife Nuria in Los Angeles.
Susie Jaramillo is creator of the acclaimed Canticos bilingual series of books and videos inspired by latino nursery rhymes. A student of culture, Susie lives to travel and paint. She lives with her husband and 2 kids in Brooklyn.
Average rating from 74 members
This book is part of a series that introduces young children to the world. This appealing entry is about China. So much is packed into this short picture book that is written in verse. Each two page spread is about a particular location such as the Forbidden City or Hong Kong or Shanghai. Each includes a small box titled "Did You Know?" and includes a hidden object to find. Some pages include vocabulary words in Chinese and English. At the end of the book, there is an answer key for the hidden objects.
Young children and their adults will learn a lot about China while reading this book. This looks to be an excellent series.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this read in exchange for an honest review.
A darling children's travel book. This one goes to China, and it is colorful and full of fun experiences. It also shows a few items in the Chinese language, although it doesn't stress the tone. Minor though., and at least it is showing a few key things. Worth the time and effort, and would be a great book to have in your child's collection. Highly recommend this series. Will make great Christmas presents this year.
With tidbits of information about China on each page as well as words to learn I found this book educational and enjoyable. The colors were bright and eye catching, and the search and finds on each page were a great way to encourage kids to pay attention and look closer.
Overall this is a great way to teach and learn.
This book was cute. The download version was slower to process the images. I thought it was well written and the colors in the book was amazing. I would reccomend this to little kids. I would use this to study cultural differences in the classroom.
Like the Mexico book in the same series, this little rhyming picture book is a lot of fun for young would-be travellers. Kids gets to explore some famous places in China, as well as learn about some customs and food. Pronunciation guides are included for some words, although the pronunciation guides almost need pronunciation guides of their own (they're not strictly phonetic and some of the letters have accents... so non-Chinese speakers will probably butcher the words if they try to speak them).
Still, the illustrations are charming and fun, and there's plenty to look at in the pictures. (The page with the food even made me kind of hungry!) I'd recommend this one for kids who enjoy seek-and-find books, as well as readers who like learning about different places around the world.
This series is super cute. It has tons of info and my kids always love the books that rhyme. The art work was really nice and the look and find aspects were great.
Thank you netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this traveling storybook. It takes us through the country of China while highlighting the cultural and historic parts of the major cities.its also interactive and fun. Perfect for toddlers.
Tiny Travelers series is amazing. It is inspired by a world of cultures that it wants to introduce to little ones. This quality collection takes its readers on a fun-filled journey to discover what makes each country special.
The newest contribution is "Tiny Travelers China Treasure Quest."
The rhyming book explodes with vibrant colours and happiness. Each scenario immerses kids in a search-and-find adventure to find "treasures" (icons, animals, statues etc.) that are native to the country. China is an older country so it has a very rich cultural heritage.
In China, we say "ni hai" and that means "hello.'
Look for the treasures, they all have a glow.
Thus begins the discovery of: Shanghai, The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, The Dragon Boat Festival, Chinese New Year, bamboo forests and pandas, Wuling Mountains, Chinese operas, and ping pong.
Maps are included and some vocabulary words are written in both Chinese and English. Kids will be entertained and educated as they are immersed in the wondrous Chinese culture.
"Xièxie or thank you,
my traveling friend.
Our amazing quest
has come to an end. "
Highly recommended. ( as is the whole series )
This is a great addition to the Tiny Travelers series of books for kids. Designed to introduce children to China and the Chinese culture, the book does a great job of grabbing their attention with the bright and colorful pictures. The addition of the Chinese spellings for selected words was a fun addition. As an adult, I learned quite a bit that I didn't know! I know that kids will love reading this book and learning more about China!
Thank you to Encantos Media Studios for giving an ARC of Tiny Travelers China Treasure Quest.
This book was educational and contained a lot of wonderful facts about China. It was interactive, with colorful illustrations that children would surely love. Would recommend to everyone!
Super fun and cute, especially loved the panda pages! Not a huge fan of all the rhyming in a kids nonfiction title but some kids will enjoy that a lot.
Earc from netgalley.
This had really cute illustrations, and it would be a great way to talk about the country of China with a small child.
This was my favorite of the three "Tiny Travelers" books that we read. It was a fun book for a child to learn a bit about another country. The book starts with a map of the country, which was nice because we got to see what it looked like. Each page highlights a special place in the country. The find and seek was a bit of a struggle, there was one page where it's asked us to find a specific building, but the page was full of buildings and they weren't labeled and we didn't know what we were looking for. We had to just move on to the next page.
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This is one interesting series. In a simple manner, the author point out the highlight of a nation: how they say hi, their customs, their celebrations, and also show the specialties of a nation.
China is part of the curriculum in my district, so I wondered if this book would be helpful with teaching it. It definitely is! It’s filled with interesting facts and information, plus it has trivia and things to look for for! This is a very engaging and informational book.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you NetGalley.
I think it's SO very important that children know about and understand other cultures, and this book series helps with that.
We loved this book, and we honestly cannot wait to purchase physical copies of the entire series!
Tiny Travelers China Treasure Quest by Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo is another great addition to the Tiny Travelers series. They picked locations and activities that are interesting to both the child and the adult that may be reading the book to them, and they are accompanied by fun, colorful illustrations. The "find me" features on every page spread make sure the child can stay engaged in the reading through the entire book.
Leaves you eager to travel and curious to learn more!!
Note: this review applies to each and every book in this series that I have read - tiny travelers - China, Mexico, Puerto Rico
First things first: the art is bright, colorful, delightful, eye-catching and the rhyming text is fun to read out loud! You will enjoy reading the words in other languages with the provided phonetics as well as looking for the hidden items and for those that are not.
As you go through the pages, the text and the detailed illustrations work together to teach the young armchair traveler very many things. These include words from the language, an introduction to interesting places in the country, traditions and events, wildlife, people, food, and more. It is truly amazing how much you can learn within the few pages of these board books, while maintaining cultural authenticity and accuracy.
I love that it includes things that most people first think of when they hear the name of the country (like the Great Wall of China or San Juan or the mariachis) and then the other equally wonderful things that make up that nation (like Wuling Mountains or Xochimilco or the Arecibo Planetary Radar). Curious now, aren’t you?:)
The first page has the map of the featured country along with a useful fact card containing capital, language, currency, and population statistics. The ‘this-book-belongs-to’ is replaced with a ‘boarding pass’ where the tiny traveler (armchair one, in this case) can write his or her name. I am sure this format makes it exciting for kids – travel through the pages, earn those stamps on your book (and you can get free stickers for each book to stick on relevant pages), and complete your travel.
Each two-page spread has a similar layout with similar symbols across pages for ease of use. Each one includes
-the name of the specific place depicted on the page,
-the what-you-need-to-seek in a ‘stamp’ that you can put the free appropriate sticker on when found,
-a ‘Did you know’ fact box about something on the page,
labels to highlight items depicted (could be food, animals, places, etc) that inform the reader, and of course
-the detailed art work with the rhyming text taking center-stage, or well, spread across the two pages.
The last couple of pages include a checklist to see if the reader found everything and ends with the world map highlighting the featured country.
It is tough to represent a country within the confines of a children’s board book and there will always be lots of things that might be missing but this series does a great job of presenting it perfectly for the intended audience in a fun, interesting, and enriching way!
So, yes, these books are a wonderful addition to any library. So, if you have a child who enjoys learning about new places, or the search-and-find activities, or even if not, these books are going to be well-worth it.
They left me curious to learn more about everything mentioned, eager to travel and explore, and yes, hungry!
Disclaimer: Thank you to NetGalley for the digital review copies of the featured books. These thoughts are my honest opinions of each book
A 22 page board book for preschoolers and older. It is a bright, colorful book that serves as a good introduction to some important sights and Chinese traditions. Using the idea of a treasure hunt children look for Dragons kites on the page showing the Great Wall of China, red envelopes on the page that shows a family celebrating the Chinese New Year, a phoenix boat in the Dragon Boat festival, a red panda on the page with facts about pandas. There is also a colorful map that clearly shows where each of the main sights of significance are. At the end there is a key to verify where the treasures were found on each page.
What a delightful way to allow children to experience other countries and cultures. The pictures are bright and colorful. The text is simple and engaging and each page has a treasure to find. I would recommend this entire series! We will definitely read this over and over.
The publisher provided an ARC through Netgalley. I have voluntarily decided to read and review, giving my personal opinions and thoughts
This book is both an educational trip through China, whose new year - the Year of the Rat started the day this review was posted, so 新年快乐 (shin yin kwai luh - that's happy new year in Chinese)!
The book consists of about a dozen pages of brightly-drawn and nicely-illustrated images of various places and landmarks in China along with happy kids visiting them. Each has interesting facts, along with Chinese words, their English translations and pronunciation, and a hidden treasure to be found.
This book was a fun treasure hunt and an educational trip. I commend it.
Such a cute way ti introduce small kids and toddlers to a new culture. As a Mom it was important to Me to introduce at an early age my husband cultural to my son and the wonders outside his small world. This book is bright and charming and was the perfect first step to learning more about his heritage and the people around the world. Lisa Jung