One of my favorite China finds so far…

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, I wanted to share this awesomeness I stumbled upon in a bookstore in Shenyang a few months ago…


It’s Dr. Seuss!


In English and Hanzi!

How cool is that?

Unfortunately they only had the one.

Since then, I’ve been on the lookout for more. We did have a friend order Green Eggs and Ham with Chinese characters from since it is pretty much the most awesome book of all time. Did you know it was written as a result of a bet? And that it is the fourth-best-selling children’s book of ALL time? Now, that’s awesome.

Truth: for as long as I’ve known him, my husband has had two books sitting side by side on the top shelf of his bookcase in a place of honor.

The Complete Annotated Works of Shakespeare


Green Eggs and Ham

Such an intriguing fellow, don’t you think?

Coming soon… more stories and photos from our awesome trip to Thailand!!


3 thoughts on “One of my favorite China finds so far…

  1. Your post about Hop on Pop in both English and Hanzi inspired me to keep a look out for similar recognizable children’s books for you and me! Nanjing’s bookstore “Foreign Language Bookstore” had Shel Silverstein’s book, “The Missing Piece,” and there were some Berenstain Bears and a book I think was entitled The Runaway Bunny, BUT there was ONLY Hanzi….no Pinyin…so I passed. If you are interested in them, despite this I will return at some future date and get them…no rush…they weren’t flying off the shelves. I miss Bookstores….soooooooooooooo much………..heck I miss magazines!
    Carol Johnson~ Nanjing, China

    • I know exactly what you mean about books. And magazines! I never really read them at home, but I went through a phase last year when all I wanted was a glossy English magazine. In color!

      If you find any more Dr. Seuss books, I’d appreciate it if you could pick me up a couple. We’re kind of Dr. Seuss lovers around here. ;)