Little Tadpoles Look for Their Mummy
is based on the award-winning water-and-ink animation film with the same title Chinese DVD: Little Tadpoles Look for Their Mummy
The story is about a cloud of newly born tadpoles seeking their missing mother through an oddly predator-free world. They mistake a succession of animals — "uncle shrimp", goldfish, crab and turtle, garnering a new clue about their mother’s appearance from each misunderstanding. Finally, they find a frog — their beloved mother.
The charming illustrations and graphic design help engage young children and compliment this well-known Chinese folktale. The pictures are big enough for a small story time and kids will find plenty to look at in one-to-one sharing.
The book comes with Chinese characters and the Pinyin (phonetic transcriptions), making it an excellent means of learning elementary Chinese.