I Won't Go To China

I Won't Go To China

Written by Enda Wyley, Illustrated by Marie Thorhauge

Chang-ming has been picked for the school team but his family will be in China, visiting his grandma when the big match is being played.


Reading Association of Ireland Award - 2011

Reading Association of Ireland - Winner

Hardback: €7.99
Hardback: 32 pages
Size:260x197 mm
ISBN: 9781847171597

Category: Children's fiction

Series: Bridges

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Download Chang-Ming decided he hated being Chinese ...

Poor Chang-ming!

He has been picked for the school team but his family will be in China then, visiting his grandma.

It’s not fair. ‘I won’t go to China,’ he decides.

But what about Grandma? And isn’t a visit to China the most exciting thing ever?

Especially when it’s Chinese new year?

Chang-ming doesn’t think so … But China is full of surprises.

A new series of books for modern, multi-cultural Ireland for children aged 6-8

Enda Wyley
ENDA WYLEY is a teacher and poet, and has had several books published.

'distinctively illustrated by artists from the Cartoon Saloon'

Books Ireland

'a handsome collection of full-colour picture books … well-written, entertaining and enlightening stories for children'

Books Ireland

'particularly attractive … for reading aloud in class'

Inis Magazine

'highly recommended'

Inis Magazine

'a timely series that will be invaluable both in the school and home environment … these thought-provoking books will be of immense value to teachers, parents and of course children'

Inis Magazine


Inis Magazine

'Editor's Choice' 'attractive and important'

Inis Magazine Winter 2009

'innovative and exciting'

RTE Guide

'appropriate and timely'

Irish Examiner

'aimed at age six and upwards, this excellent and enjoyable non-preachy series … should be in every school'

Irish Examiner

'[Bridges] introduce us to some of the newer cultures in our island in warm and sympathetic fashion'

Sunday Independent

'an excellent and thought-provoking new series of multicultural books from O’Brien'

Sunday Independent

'captivating as well as educational'

Woman's Way

'hopefully they are the first of many in that they ably reflect the ethnic mix that Ireland’s population has now become. Inter-racial and inter-generational, they explore differences in culture and language, and celebrate communication'

Books Ireland

'impressively designed, with bright coloured pictures, well-spaced text and a narrative that uses simple language but in its most effective way'

Books Ireland

'four beautifully written and very colourfully illustrated books'

InTouch Magazine

'could be used in the area of integration, geography and religious studies'

InTouch Magazine

'the text is carefully graded in terms of language'

InTouch Magazine

'a wonderful book looking at a child reflecting on his cultural identity'

Letterbox Library

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • Download Activity sheets: Real Chinese food: an simple introduction to chinese food, with recipes!

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide, class project and activities by Peter Heaney

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Also by Enda Wyley:

Boo and Bear

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Also by Marie Thorhauge:

The Dreaming Tree

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