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Mandarin Chinese Rhymes for Kids

Special features

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Inline Mandarin Pinyin pronounciations

The pronunciations written according to the "pin yin" system is a perfect reminder for those times when we just can't remember how to pronounce a character!  English translations are also available at the back of the book.  

Learn about "Pin Yin"

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Foster Useful Habits and Values

In addition to Chinese learning, Maomi books also take suitable opportunities to instill useful life skills such as concepts around health, hygiene, exercise, comaraderie, hospitality, perseverence and being happy. 

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US Handmade Finger Puppets

Make the kitties come to life with these finger puppets!  The puppets are handmade in Maine, USA by a wonderful lady called Gretta.    Register for our new book release notifications to collect all 7 kitties!  

Learn about making of puppets

Our philosophy

Our aim is to provide multilingual or non-native Chinese families with fun and engaging chinese books for children ages 0-7.  Many new parents aspire for their little ones to know Chinese language and culture, but may find themselves in situations where this is challenging.  For example, if one lives in a non-Chinese speaking environment or if the parents' own chinese skills are relatively limited.  With Maomi books, we hope to make this easier by providing materials that parents with different levels of chinese skills can use and that the children will love.  

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Testimonials

This has been my 2 year old's favourite bedtime story for months now - very unusual for a kid with a short attention span!  She loves the funny actions, the illustrations, the rhythm and overall catchiness of the story.  Looking forward to reading about the other kitties!

Chuen

I gave this book to my friend's 3 year old daughter when they came over to visit my newborn twins.  The finger puppet caught the little girl's attention right away and she simply loves reading the story with her new friend even until now!!!  She wouldn't have it any other way!

Janice

My son and all his friends love this book.  The very first time we read it together he caught onto the rhythm.  Even though he's unable to read characters yet, he will try and recall the passages and sing them like lines from a song.  Looking forward to the other color kitties."

Jen

Our son, Leon, was born in Hong Kong and received a red kitty book for present.  He started to play with it and to look at the drawings when he was 1 year old.  Since he loves turning the pages and enjoys the colorful cartoons.  

Marc

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