By: Fumiko Takeshita
Originally Published in: Japan
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 2-6
Price per book: $6.75
Audio book: read by Luka
If you know a young Mandarin learner who loves cars and trucks, this is the set you've been looking for! Each book centers around a vehicle and a profession: police car and police officers, mail truck and mail carriers, excavator and construction workers, etc.
Just be prepared, because your vehicle fan will want to read these books again and again!
This 汽车嘟嘟嘟系列 (Car Doodle) set, translated by the renowned children's book author and translator 彭懿 (péng yì), is rich with lively Chinese language especially suitable for young children.
Although originally published in Japanese, all images of signs in the illustrations have been translated to Chinese making it appear (to all but the keenest observers) that the scenes are straight out of China.
In addition to learning vocabulary about vehicles, these books provide immersive insight into the hustle and bustle of daily life in a typical Asian city. Children will learn about careers, logistics processes, and construction, in addition to getting a glimpse into social and family relationships. As a bonus, the fun multi-colored title font gives kids who are just starting to learn characters an opportunity to recognize some of their favorite vocabulary.
Book titles:《汽车嘟嘟嘟-叮咚！公共汽车》Ding Dong! Bus
《汽车嘟嘟嘟-咔嚓！挖掘机》 Ka Cha! Excavator
《汽车嘟嘟嘟-加油！警车》Go! Police Car
《汽车嘟嘟嘟-来！大家一起修马路》Let's Fix the Road!
《汽车嘟嘟嘟-谢谢你！快递车》Thank you! Mail Truck
《汽车嘟嘟嘟-快来！一起盖房子》Let's Build A House
《汽车嘟嘟嘟-出发！坐车去海边》Ready, Set! Take the Bus to the Beach
《汽车嘟嘟嘟-呜！火车来了》Choo Choo! The Train is Coming
《汽车嘟嘟嘟-辛苦了！垃圾车》Good Work! Garbage Truck
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 limited text per page and the prevalence of common, repetitive language from daily life, makes this series a good choice for beginning readers ages 7+.
Option to pair with Luka:
Consider adding Luka, the reading robot, to your order. Luka reads all 10 books included in this set.
Set Luka in front of a book, and it will read aloud any random 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!