By: Haruo Fukami, translated by 彭懿
Originally Published in: Japan
Language: Simplified Chinese
Lines per page: 1-6 short ines
Pages per book: 32
Price per book: $6.17
Audio book: all books read by Luka
This 15-book collection 深见春夫超级想象力图画书 by master Japanese storyteller and artist Haruom Fukami has enchanted two generations of Japanese readers in the past 40 year. Recommended as a favorite story book set by Chinese immersion school teachers, this collection of books will not only become a treasure in your own children’s Chinese book collection, but may very well become favorites of their children some day.
Renowned Chinese children’s literature author and translator 彭懿's Chinese translation is smooth, playful and authentic.
Fukami's stories use simple, short, everyday language, yet shine with engaging plots. Most stories involve children's daily routines turned into fantastic, mysterious yet happy adventures. The vividly illustrated pages are filled with fantastic imagination, hilarious action and unimaginable twists of everyday objects. This set is simple enough for a 3 year old to comprehend, yet sophisticated enough for a 9 year old to fall in love with.
There is a pet cat that transforms...
There is a kingdom of bread in all shapes & sizes...
There are friendly battles between a vacuum cleaner and cupcake goblins...
There are meatballs that flee their plate...
There are mysterious tunnels in the playground...
There is a child that turns into a caterpillar...
There are many kinds of monsters, yet all of them are friendly, clumsy, harmless and loving...
These stories are so much fun, yet told in such simple language that they are perfect books for Chinese language learners, big and small.
《魔法拐杖》The Magic Walking Stick
《奇幻森林》The Fantastic Forest
《了不起的面包怪》The Super Bread Monster
《云朵怪兽》The Cloud Monster
《布谷先生搬家》Mr. Poku's Move
《捣蛋猫米乐》The Mischief-maker Cat Miro
《妖怪们快出来》Come Out, Goblins!
《怪兽云》The Monster Cloud
《会走路的丸子小弟》The Walking Meat Balls
《飞天大面包》The Flying Bread
《拼图王国》The Puzzle Kingdom
《快乐面包王国》The Happy Bread Kingdom
《奇妙迷宫》The Fantastic Maze
《小蛇餐厅》Little Snake's Restaurant
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children as young as 3 will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": Text is limited and conversational. The prevalence of common language from daily life makes this series ideal for beginning readers ages 5+ who know about 500 Chinese characters.
Option to pair with Luka:
Consider adding Luka, the reading robot, to your order. Luka reads all 15 books included in this set.
Set Luka in front of a book, and it will read aloud any page your child turns to-- creating a unique, independent physical book reading experience even if your child isn't ready to read by herself. Looking for a toy that is both cool and educational? Consider Luka!
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