By: Katharine Holabird (Author) Helen Craig (Illustrator); translated by 舒杭丽
Originally Published In: United Kingdom
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 23
Lines per page: 1-10 lines
Price per book: $6.29
Audio book: read by Luka
Originally published in 1983 and republished in 2008, the Angelina Ballerina (安吉莉娜, ān jí lì nà) series has become a favorite of children around the globe.
Angelina is learning and growing, and dreaming to become the best ballerina she can. Not only will young ballet enthusiasts take the stories to heart, but also all children who love fun stories and sophisticated characters. Angelina is sassy yet caring, stubborn yet honest, mischief-making yet friendly, frustrated yet persistent...and always swirling and twirling!
The detailed cross-hatch illustrations beautifully depict the mouse family's cottages and community. Although the story, with up to 10 short lines on each page, can be substantial, the Chinese translation is smooth and conversational. Children as young as 3 years old who can carry on a conversation in Chinese will enjoy having these stories read to them.
This series is an excellent choice for parents looking for bridge books before introducing their independent little readers to chapter books.
Book titles: 安吉莉娜 (ān jí lì nà)
- 《芭蕾小精灵安吉莉娜》Angelina Ballerina
- 《安吉莉娜和公主》Angelina and the Princess
- 《安吉莉娜和爱丽丝》Angelina and Alice
- 《安吉莉娜的圣诞节》Angelina's Christmas
- 《安吉莉娜的生日》Angelina's Birthday
- 《安吉莉娜在游乐场》Angelina at the Fair
- 《安吉莉娜的小妹妹》Angelina's Baby Sister
- 《安吉莉娜的舞台表演》Angelina on Stage
- 《舞台之星安吉莉娜》Angelina, Star of the Show
- 《安吉莉娜在皇家婚礼》Angelina and the Royal Wedding
- 《安吉莉娜的冰上芭蕾》Angelina Ice Skates
- 《安吉莉娜的万圣节》Angelina's Halloween
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children ages 3+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": Children ages 7+ who are familiar with ~800 characters will be able to read these books independently.
Option to pair with Luka:
Consider adding Luka, the reading robot, to your order. Luka reads all 12 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. Click to read our founders' personal review of Luka here.