Comments on: Book of the Week — Five Chinese Brothers http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:46:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: E http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-345981 E Mon, 05 Mar 2012 04:07:43 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-345981 The people’s faces are not the same. Their hairstyles are, but for two and a half centuries that hairstyle was mandated on pain of death in China, and the book was written only a few decades after the laws changed.

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By: scribbler http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163831 scribbler Thu, 28 Feb 2008 13:14:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163831 Thanks for the shout out Gabrielle. You are the best!

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By: esmith2112 http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163832 esmith2112 Mon, 25 Feb 2008 01:46:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163832 Reminds me of the book. Tikki Tikki Tembo. Read that one and then try to get the saying out of your head! Impossible.

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By: colleeeen http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163833 colleeeen Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:22:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163833 this is also a beloved book in our house, although i am a little uncomfortable with the village all clamoring for the brother’s death.

and yes, we love the Ping story as well. i adore all the boats on the river and the little boy with the barrel tied to him so he will float.

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163834 Michelle Sat, 23 Feb 2008 10:58:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163834 I loved this book when i was little! The illustrations were so funny and captivating! Thanks for the reminder I will have to find this one for Rose!

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By: petit elefant http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163835 petit elefant Fri, 22 Feb 2008 20:49:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163835 I’ve been looking for this book forever! Thank you for featuring one of my top 5 childhood book picks.

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163836 Anonymous Fri, 22 Feb 2008 19:49:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163836 I love, love this book (and the Story about Ping). I bought both before I was even pregnant.

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By: stephanie http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163837 stephanie Fri, 22 Feb 2008 17:30:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163837 I loved this book when I was little too, but you won’t find it on most library shelves anymore because it’s considered racially offensive.

As an adult, looking at the illustrations at all of the identical looking Chinese people, I guess I can see how some people might take offense. It does perpetuate a lot of stereotypes.

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By: Super Zoe http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163838 Super Zoe Fri, 22 Feb 2008 16:36:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163838 That book always made me both want to live in China…and a little afraid of China! It was magical, though! I loved it!

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By: Jinii http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163839 Jinii Fri, 22 Feb 2008 14:15:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163839 I love this story. My mom use to read it to me all the time when I was younger.

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By: Denise http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163840 Denise Fri, 22 Feb 2008 12:24:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163840 Loved that book as a kid. And I can just picture the illustration of the brother with his mouth full of the sea. Sometimes pregnancy makes me feel like that guy. Thanks for the reminder!

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By: Sarah Jane http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163841 Sarah Jane Fri, 22 Feb 2008 11:59:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163841 I am so glad you posted this! This was a FAVORITE as a kid…how could I have forgotten! Just glad that it isn’t out of print! horray!!

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By: Shauna http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163842 Shauna Fri, 22 Feb 2008 10:28:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163842 This has been one of my very favorite stories of all time. Thanks for the reminder to read it to my little ones again!
I will definitely order this in harcover! Thanks for the tip!

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By: bran http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163843 bran Fri, 22 Feb 2008 09:08:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163843 My 8yo son has always loved this story.

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By: pve design http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163844 pve design Fri, 22 Feb 2008 08:58:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163844 One of my favorites! Fond memories of that book -
I grew up one of 7, 3 brothers and 3 sisters, and always thought that it would make a great book!
Thanks for the blast from the past!

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By: Julie http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163845 Julie Fri, 22 Feb 2008 08:05:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163845 Oh, wow! I haven’t thought about this book in years, and your post made me a bit sentimental today. For, you see, my grandmother had this book in the little library in her attic. As a young girl, I’d spend hours up there just reading through the story treasures. Thanks for the reminder of those happy times.

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By: veeda http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163846 veeda Fri, 22 Feb 2008 01:29:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163846 This is one of my favorites. Thanks for the link to the hardcover.

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By: compulsive writer http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163847 compulsive writer Fri, 22 Feb 2008 00:21:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163847 I loved this book, too. I’m so glad to find it in hardcover.

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163848 Anonymous Fri, 22 Feb 2008 00:19:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163848 My mother-in-law suffered a massive heart attack last year, during her recovery in the hospital she asked me to tell her this story. Boy was I glad I knew it! This is a great classic!

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By: Jan http://www.designmom.com/2008/02/book-of-the-week-%e2%80%94-five-chinese-brothers/comment-page-1/#comment-163849 Jan Fri, 22 Feb 2008 00:16:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=1614#comment-163849 My son based a whole story around this but on Turkeys for Thanksgiving. Its how these turkeys fooled the cooker with their acts of power. He was in 5th
grade and got an A. In fact they kept that paper for years. I went and got it back though. Funny memories this post brought back.

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