By: 土屋富士夫, 彭懿 (translator)
Originally Published in: Japan
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 1-5
Price per book: $17.5
Audio book: read by Luka
Can’t Hold It Anymore 憋不住，憋不住，快要憋不住了(biē bú zhù,biē bú zhù,kuài yào biē bú zhù le) is a laugh out loud Japanese story about a boy trying to hold in his pee during an adventurous dream.
Nan dashes into a store and asks the front desk lady: ”Please! Where is 尿尿(niào niào, restroom) ”. The lady says: ”鸟鸟(niǎo niǎo, bird)? Sorry, we don’t sell 鸟鸟 here.” When the lady finally directs Nan to the restroom, it is under construction. “Go to the 3rd floor”, a construction worker says. Nan races to catch an elevator going up, but the operator announces: This elevator is a direct ride to the top floor. No stops in the middle!" Nan darts out of the elevator and sprints down the staircase. A giraffe, a bat, a skeleton and a goblin each offers to take him to their restroom, but those restrooms are either too tall or too spooky for Nan to use! Ying Nan finally finds the 3rd floor, but the restroom is a maze! Impossible! Nan can’t hold it anymore! Nan wakes up from a dream and finally finds the normal toilet in his home and, whew…it feels so good to let go! Oh…wait…Was that real or was that a dream in a dream? Why is Nan still in bed and why is the bed wet?!
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children age 3+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": The simple, limited text per page and the prevalence of common, repetitive language from daily life, makes this series a good choice for beginning readers ages 3-7.
Option to pair with Luka:
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