by Linda Sowa Young Cornish
What are the special things you like to do on your birthday? Join Pong, a young panda, and his muquin, or mother, as they embark on a special journey for Pong’s shengri, or birthday. Along the way, Pong will meet many new animal friends, eat different foods, and learn traditional values about family and nature. At the same time, you will learn simple Chinese vocabulary appropriate for all children who live in a multicultural world. Read Pong’s Birthday Journey to find out about Pong’s special day with his mother. It is an interactive read-aloud experience for parents and young children.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Linda Sowa Young Cornish was a special education and kindergarten teacher for twenty-two years in the North Clackamas School District in Hillsboro, Oregon. Now retired, she lives in Hillsboro with her husband H.T. “Ted” Cornish. They have three daughters. Linda is very active in volunteer community services. In her spare time, she enjoys rigorous athletic workouts four times a week, quilting, watercolors, gardening, travel, and studying American history. She has been active in the American Association of University Women for twenty-six years and is an officer in the Hillsboro United Methodist Women.
(2006, paperback, 34 pages)