The Naughty Mynah/调皮的八哥

The Naughty Mynah/调皮的八哥

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As two teachers approached them, Paul whispered, "How do I say 'Good Morning' in Mandarin?" 

Mynah whispered back, "傍晚好”。(To the Reader - 傍晚好 means "Good Evening")

Paul Jones, a visiting art teacher who has just arrived in Singapore, befriends a clever mynah that can speak English and Mandarin. Agreeing to help Mr. Jones learn Mandarin, the mynah accompanies him to surprise his students on the first day of school. The mynah soon learns from the students and Mr. Jones that it is too clever for its own good. Or does it? 

This engaging story helps young readers develop an appreciation for the diverse language environment they live in. Through the basic concepts of "translating" and "opposites", readers are encouraged to think about the role and importance of bilingualism in their daily lives. A bilingual glossary is provided at the end of the book for easy reference. 

Language: English and Mandarin 
Author: Evelyn Sue Wong 
Illustrated by Tee Sieok Bing 

Supported by: Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism. 
Published by: AFCC Publications 

All proceeds from these bilingual books will go towards supporting the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) 2018. This flagship event by NBDCS is focused on the creation and appreciation of children’s content for writers, illustrators, publishers, teachers and parents. For more information, please visit