By: Matthias Sodtke; translated by 陈琦
Originally Published In: Germany
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 2-12 lines
Price per book: $4.79
Audio book: read by Luka
Originally published in German as Schlafohrhase und Knickzungenfrosch.
For over 20 years, these stories have been adored in 1 out of every 5 German households. Soon after being translated, this series has also become best seller in China.
蹦蹦 (bèng bèng) is a rabbit, 跳跳(tiào tiào) is a frog. Though they are very different, they are best friends who love being together.
This set is a series of hilarious stories that celebrates friendship. For example:
蹦蹦 likes carrots, 跳跳 likes filies. One day, 蹦蹦 wanted to treat 跳跳 to carrots, and 跳跳wants to treat 蹦蹦 to flies,but neither of them could bear the other friend's food! Are there carrot-flavored flies in this world?
Why we love it:
- Smooth, masterful translation without long translated names. The long German name of the rabbit Schlafohrhase was translated into 蹦蹦 (hop hop) and the frog Knickzungenfrosch was translated as 跳跳 (jump jump), short, crispy and playful.
- Goofy illustrations that kids love
- Simple limited text packaged in the same dimensions of a chapter book make these great bridge books to build a young Chinese learner's confidence
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children ages 5+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": A perfect early chapter book that bridges young readers 6+ to future chapter books. Children who recognize about 1000 Chinese characters will likely be able to read these book 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. Looking for a toy that is both cool and educational? Consider Luka!
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