By: 牟艾莉, 邱方旭等
Originally Published In: China
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 40
Lines per page: 3-8
Price per book: $7.5
中国神话有意思 (zhōng guó shén huà yǒu yì si) Chinese Myth and Legend includes 7 exquisitely illustrated books introducing children to the fantastic beings and the deep cultural values in ancient Chinese mythology.
The seven illustrators, with an average age of 25, adapted ancient Chinese artistic techniques to tell the sories with a modern twist. Each book is an individual art language of its own: 九色鹿 (jiǔ sè lù) A Deer of Nine Colors, is a showcase of a classic style of Chinese ink painting that manifests gold, green and cyan; 神龙尝百草(shén lóng cháng bǎi cǎo) The Magical Dragon and the Herbal Medicines uses mineral pigments made from rock and dirt, a technique that had its heyday in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Texts in 5 of the 7 books are mostly or partially in rhyme, adding a musical flare to the stories.
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": The mostly rhyming texts make it a fun read for children knowing 1000+ Chinese characters.
Option to pair with Luka:
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