|aMy first book of Chinese calligraphy / |ctext by He Zhihong and Guillaume Olive ; illustrations and calligraphy by He Zhihong
|aTokyo ; |aRuland, Vt. : |bTuttle Pub., |cc2010
|a95 p. : |bcol. ill. ; |c27 cm.|e1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
|aPresents an introduction to Chinese calligraphy, describing the strokes and radicals, basic tools, five styles, and the formation of characters, with an interactive CD-ROM which enables learners to play games and create practice pages
|aCalligraphy, Chinese--Juvenile literature
|aCalligraphy, Chinese--Technique--Juvenile literature
ôMy name is Mimi, IÆm eight years old, and IÆm learning calligraphy!"In My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy, Mimi will guide your journey to the special wonders of artistic Chinese writing. Join Mimi as she takes the first steps towards learning stroke sequence; the composition of the characters; the handling of the brush, paper and ink; and the tools that make up the ôfour treasuresö of the calligrapher. The included interactive CD-ROM enables learners to play creative games to see, hear, and try Chinese writing; listen to the pronunciation of the Chinese characters; observe calligraphers in action and print the characters to create practice pages. A fun and engaging way to learn, My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy is an excellent introduction to China and one of her most recognizable arts for young people.