王美英的新朋友 is a short story for beginning readers of Chinese. The vocabulary of the story is carefully controlled so that students can read it independently. The vocabulary used is aligned with the popular textbook Integrated Chinese and drawn from the first seven chapters of that textbook. The story also guides students to develop skills in reading independently by skimming, scanning, and predicting. The story consists of nine parts, and invites students to create their own ending to the story, drawing on their creative skills. This simple story will help students to feel like successful readers right from the start!