名人教英文： max and mei
max and mei, created by martha keswick, is a unique series of bilingual children's picture books.
these picture books are well thought out and designed round the theme of the chinese zodiac animals. each book uses an animal of the chinese zodiac to tell an interesting story of adventure, based on familiar experiences of everyday life. the stories are fun and playful, describing the characteristics of each zodiac animal and introducing relevant elements of chinese culture at the same time.
multi-purpose reading material
the stories are intended for english speaking children to learn chinese. thus, every authentic english sentence is translated into chinese, using simplified chinese characters, complete with notations in standard pinyin.