Box of cards
A pack of illustrated cards with fifty words in simplified Chinese characters, as used on mainland China. Each card shows a picture of an everyday object with the Chinese word on one side and just the word on the other to aid revision. Illustrated with Jo Litchfield’s handmade models. The cards can be used to play games, for self-testing, or simply propped up around the house or classroom as useful reminders.
Felicity Brooks is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She studied English and Drama at Exeter University and worked as an actor, teacher and lexicographer before starting work in children’s publishing in the late 1980s. She has written and edited hundreds of children’s titles, including stories and novelty books for pre-schoolers and books about history, geography, languages, science, maths, nature and the arts. Her books have won the TES Senior Information Book Award, the Aventis Science Books Prize, the SLA Information Book Award, the Sheffield Baby Books Award and Practical Pre-school Gold and Silver Awards.