That Sounds Like... Emma Discovers Chinese Musical Instruments

A fun story for children that introduces the world of Chinese musical instruments. Join Emma as she learns about the erhu, pipa, dizi, sheng, guzheng, percussion and suona in Mr. Lee’s shop.

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What you will find inside the book

  • Text in English/French/Chinese
  • Introduction to the world of Chinese musical instruments
  • Access to instrument sounds and narration in each language through QR codes
  • Access to individual instrument sounds through QR codes
  • Colourful illustrations

Who is this book for?

Narrated in English by Patty Chan, French by Marjolaine Fournier, and Mandarin by Chih-Sheng Chen, the child can read along and hear the instruments in action through QR codes in the book, or read on their own and listen to the instruments individually. Beautifully illustrated by Toronto artist, Emerald Lee. For ages 4-7.

Introducing the Author

Instructor - Bowed stringsFounder and Director Patty Chan is a second generation Chinese Canadian Erhu musician/ Educator/Author who is passionate about creating cultural connections through music. She has taught erhu and Chinese music at York University, Ryerson University, and Carleton University. She is the Music Director (since 2017) and Past-President (2013-19) of the Toronto Chinese Orchestra and has led and participated in exchanges and tours to Vancouver, Edmonton, Hong Kong, Beijing, Henan, Xi’an, and Taiwan.

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That Sounds Like... Emma Discovers Chinese Musical Instruments