Originally Published In: Japan
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 2-4
Price per book: $13.83
Audio book: read by Luka
Can you imagine a house that is 100 stories tall?! What about a house that is 100 stories underground? Or one that is 100 stories deep down in the ocean?
Created by famous Japanese artist Toshio Iwai, these books have won numerous prizes in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. They first grab a child's attention with bright colors and unique vertical orientation but it's their detailed illustrations and masterful storytelling that keep kids coming back to these books again and again.
Enjoy reading this series from the 100th floor down or from the bottom floor to top! The fact that the text in these books is vertically-oriented also offers a child exposure to differences in the ways character-based and alphabet-based languages can be written and read!
Book titles:《100层的房子-100 céng de fáng zǐ》House of 100 Stories
《海底100层的房子-hǎi dǐ 100 céng de fáng zǐ》House of 100 Stories Undersea
《地下100层的房子-dì xià 100 céng de fáng zǐ》House of 100 Stories Underground
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children ages 4+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": Experienced readers, ages 7+ will be able to read these books independently if they are familiar with about 1000 characters.
Option to pair with Luka:
Consider adding Luka, the reading robot, to your order. Luka reads all 3 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!
In total, Luka reads 30,000 Chinese children's picture books and 6,000 English Children's books. Click to read our founders' personal review of Luka here.