Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子)
Mommy surprises Brandon with his grandma from China, P Po (婆婆), when she picks him up from school one day. When they get home, the adventure begins While Brandon and P Po (婆婆) are making Chinese dumplings, called jiǎo zi (餃子), Brandon makes a mess and he and P Po (婆婆) have a good laugh They chat and bond over the experience. Then Brandon eats and eats and eats and makes a surprise at the end that delights the whole family This adorable story includes some conversational Mandarin Chinese (including Pinyin - pronunciation) and is written the way a real Chinese grandmother and her Chinese-American grandson would speak with each other. It is a fun read for families with children who are learning, or are interested in, Mandarin or Chinese culture.