Little Horse Crosses the River is a very popular Chinese story for children, which gives a deep and lasting impression when reading it.
Mother Horse and Little Horse are living on a farm. One day Mother Horse asks Little Horse to send a bag of wheat to a mill, which is located on the other side of the river.
A bull tells Little Horse that the river is very shallow, while a squirrel says the river is very deep. Whose suggestion should Little Horse follow, the bull or the squirrel? In the end, Little Horse finds the answer himself.
The story tells us that genuine knowledge comes from real practice and we should not fear the things we cannot predict. Meanwhile we should encourage our children to practice facing challenges themselves and accumulate life experience little by little.
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. The book ends with a Q & A, which helps parents engage their children in a discussion about the story.