Many thanks to the many members of LM_NET, the online school library media specialists discussion, who visited on Friday and entered the free book raffle. Friday’s winner was Melissa from Earlysville, VA. Melissa gets free copies of Filipino Celebrations: A Treasury of Feasts and Festivals AND Japanese Nursery Rhymes: Carp Streamers, Falling Rain and Other Traditional Favorites, two of our books for young readers and K-6 libraries that are bilingual or include content in other languages. In addition to bookstores, online retailers, and Tuttle’s website, library wholesalers like my good friends at Follett Library Resources also carry Tuttle books.
If I were in the business of making political endorsements (I’m not), it would’ve been hard to give the nod to anyone except John Huntsman, who spoke out in quite confident Mandarin during a New Hampshire debate. Alas, the Granite State audience’s response Huntsman’s quip about Romney’s stance on Asia (他不太了解这个情形, “He doesn’t understand the situation”) was stony. Gov. Huntsman, if you get another chance, just teach the audience to say “Live Free or Die!” in Chinese and you’ll make more friends in our neighbor to the east.
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