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Originally Published in: France
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 25
Lines per page: 2-10
Price per book: $5.75
Audio book: read by Luka
Brought to us by the same author and illustrator as the customer favorite Little World of Apolline 14-book set, this adorable series of 6 books is a translation of the French Les grands jours d'Apolline 阿波林的大事件 (A Bo Lin de dà shì jiàn ). These books follow a preschool age Apolline (A Bo Lin)as she becomes increasingly independent ( while remaining adorably attached to her doll, Dudu!).
Although Apolline (A Bo Lin) is much less of a baby in this series than in the original, Little World of Apolline 14-book set 阿波林的小世界(A Bo Lin de xiǎo shì jiè), she is just as adorable and her behavior is all too familiar to any parent of a preschool aged child!
The vocabulary in these books is plentiful, yet is essential daily language. Each page includes 2-10 lines of text and each story is well-developed and involves at least three different settings.
The good news for non-native families who are considering getting this set (e.g. to read with Luka) is that the illustrations are so expressive that the plot of each story can be easily deduced from the images. Children whose current level of Chinese proficiency is low should be able to follow along with the pictures alone.
Book titles:《阿波林的大事件-超市历险记》Supermarket Adventure
《阿波林的大事件-今天妈妈不陪我》Mom Won't be With Me Today
《阿波林的大事件-照顾小狗真难》It's So Hard to Take Care of A Puppy
《阿波林的大事件-第一次坐飞机》First Time Riding An Airplane
《阿波林的大事件-我非常非常生气》I Am Very, Very Angry
《阿波林的大事件-幼儿园里的男老师》The Male Teacher at My Preschool
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children ages 2-6 will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": The extensive text per page make this an advance reader for children ages 5-6.
Option to pair with Luka:
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.