By: Mo Willems
Originally Published in: US
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 57
Lines per page: 0-3
Price per book: $8.58
Audio book: read by Luka
If there was ever a series that we doubted could possibly be translated into another language without losing its charm, Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series would probably be it! However, Chinese translator 漪然 has done a fabulous job preserving the essence of Mo Willems' signature style in these translated editions.
Why we love these books:
- Simple dialogues in LARGE speech bubbles
- Repetitive phrases and common expressions
- Carefully scripted text in a conversational style
- Most importantly, kids find them laugh-out-loud funny!
All these features make these books incredibly engaging beginner books for even the youngest Chinese learners. Children feel an incredible sense of accomplishment and build their reading confidence as they complete each 57-page book!
Book titles:《小猪小象--一起出去玩吧》Are You Ready to Play Outside?
《小猪小象--长鼻子折了》 I Broke My Trunk
《小猪小象--我的新玩具》I Love My New Toy
《小猪小象--小猪害我打喷嚏》Pigs Make Me Sneeze
《小猪小象--小猪节快乐！》Happy Pig Day!
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children age 1+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": The simple, limited text per page and the prevalence of common, repetitive language from daily life, makes this series a good choice for beginning readers ages 3+.
Option to pair with Luka:
Consider adding Luka, the reading robot, to your order. Luka reads all 5 Chinese books included in this set. Please note that Luka reads《长鼻子折了》 I Broke My Trunk and 《我的新玩具》I Love My New Toy in its Role Play mode (story telling mode, not word for word). Luka is working hard to add the original word for word reading mode to its library. Stay tuned!
Be sure to switch Luka's reading mode in the App or tap Luka's head to choose the Chinese recording.
Set Luka in front of a book, and it will read aloud any random 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!