Hello! Nǐ hǎo!
Welcome to Gordon & Li Li’s world!
I’m Michele Wong McSween and I created Gordon & Li Li to introduce my three sons to Mandarin Chinese and provide them with a deeper appreciation for their culture and heritage.
What started as a passion project for me, has become a valuable resource for families like ours who are inspired to bridge the gap within a multi-cultural world.
Cuddle up with your little one and embark on your journey of learning first words in Mandarin with Gordon & Li Li!
Have fun exploring Gordon & Li Li's world and thank you for visiting!
"Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate New Year is a clever, colorful, and cheerful book that's both informative and entertaining. Learning a little Mandarin in character and pinyin while learning about festive traditions provides the readers a fun, immersive cultural experience."
Brooklyn Children's Museum
"Michele brought an animated and interactive storytelling to our family visitors during Lunar New Year! Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New Year, was the basis for kids learning some Mandarin words, the unique traditions of the holiday, and getting to participate in the celebration."
Pearl River Mart
"Vibrantly illustrated, Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New Year, stars our two favorite panda cousins who give a fun and easy-to-understand primer on Chinese New Year. As readers learn several words of Mandarin Chinese, they get to know the traditions of this important holiday. Perfect for all ages!”
Museum of Chinese in America
“Michele was effortless at engaging with every one of our visitors, who could not get enough of her Gordon & Li Li App. Children showed immense concentration as they used their fingers to trace the Chinese characters. This is a must-have app for early Mandarin learners!”