Teach your children Chinese

March 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Give your children a competitive edge through the study of a foreign language.

Why should you teach your child Chinese? Chris Lin, the author of "The Mandy and Pandy" book series, joined us to explain.

Chris Lin will be holding a book signing Tuesday, March 18th at the Chinatown library in San Francisco from 11am to 2pm.

For more information, visit: www.mandyandpandy.com

Buy the books on Amazon: Mandy and Pandy

About Chris Chiaru Lin (creator):

Chris is an American Born Chinese. He was born in 1969 in Detroit, Michigan USA. His middle name, Chiaru, means scholar from Chiayi (a city in central Taiwan).

Chris went to Chinese School as a child. He took Chinese seriously during college at the University of Michigan and started a class for learning Business Chinese at Ross School of Business. Chris studied Chinese in Taiwan and practiced Chinese in China.

About Ingrid Villalta (illustrator):

Ingrid was born in San José, Costa Rica in 1974. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a major in Graphic Arts at the University of Costa Rica. Ingrid is Fluent in English & Spanish.

Ingrid authored and illustrated children's books She has also enjoyed painting murals for children's spaces in the states of Tennessee and California

Ingrid was a Senior Graphic Designer for Avon of Costa Rica from. She pursued a second degree in 3D Character Animation at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA and worked in product Illustration & packaging design for Bath Accessories Company, Inc., Hayward, CA.

For more on Igrid, visit: www.wallsforfun.com.