Descripción o resumen: Learning Chinese has always been difficult ... until now. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple and beautifully illustrated system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Working with illustrator Noma Bar and organized in an easy-to-grasp sequence, these engaging and delightful images offer a glimpse into the wonder of the Chinese language and rich culture. After a brief introduction to the nature of Chinese characters, strokes and pronunciation, the book's main section introduces the key and most frequently occurring characters on which the language is built, revealing how they can be combined to form a wealth of complex words and phrases. The book will entertain and enrich readers of all ages and set the first steps towards a genuine appreciation of Chinese.