By: Etsuko Bushika and Shigeki Suezaki; translated by 周龙梅 and 彭懿
Originally Published In: Japan
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 0-7 lines
Price per book: $6.75
Audio book: read by Luka
Created by award-winning Japanese children's book authors, these 7 beloved《樟树公寓》Camphor Tree Apartments stories exemplify many elements of unforgettable children's stories:
- Unique, memorable characters that evoke strong emotions
- Multiple characters that forms various social relationships
- Action and suspense
- Engaging plot
- Believable conversations
- Rich illustrations and vocabulary
- Stories that teaches diversity, love, acceptance, friendship and always lending a helping hand
In a 10-story tree apartment "building", there lived a fox musician, two rabbit nurses, a carpenter monkey, an owl and a flying squirrel in each story. A couple of floors are vacant. On the fifth and 6th floor is a spacious balcony restaurant owned by squirrels. Mr. Mole, the apartment manager, lives in the basement.
Who will move into the two vacant apartments? Mr. and Mrs. Jay expecting their first chicks? A big snake who's looking awfully hungry? What do the animals (and newly hatched baby jays) do in their tree apartments during a really rainy day? What does Mr. Mole do when every resident departs for their summer vacation? Who bursts into the apartment on a cold, stormy day? What are secrets lie in the snow? ...
The apartment residents help each other when times are tough, and celebrate with each other when times are good. Together, they form a big, warm, happy family.
The smooth, flowing Chinese translation is another masterpiece of beloved children's authors 周龙梅 and 彭懿.
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children ages 4+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by a caregiver.
"Read by myself": Children ages 6+ who are familiar with ~600 characters will be able to read these books independently.
Option to pair with Luka:
Set Luka in front of a book, and it will read aloud any random page your child turns to. Each Les P'tites Poules book takes Luka about 25 minutes to read page by page. Luka will really be helpful for busy parents who are wrestling to find time to read with their children as they gravitate towards longer book reading sessions. Luka creates a unique, independent physical book reading experience even if your child can't read by herself yet.
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