By: Disney, translated by 谢沐 etc.
Originally Published In: United States
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Pages per book: 96
Lines per page: 3-8 lines
Price per book: $13.45
Chances are that the Chinese learner in your life already knows and loves these blockbuster 迪士尼经典电影故事 (dí shì ní jīng diǎn diàn yǐng gù shì) Disney movies: 小美人鱼 (xiǎo měi rén yú) The Little Mermaid, and 多莉去哪儿 (duō lì qù nǎ ér) Finding Dory !
The fact that these characters and stories are already familiar to young learners (and the fact that the English text is also on the page in case they don't remember something from the movie) means that these books are great for scaffolded learning.
Each of the books in this set is a 96-page story, providing more details than the 47-page Disney Classic 15-book set we carry, as well as a high-interest Chinese reading experience for your true Disney fan!
Perfect for a child with about 1000 Chinese characters under his or her belt to read independently.
Professional, smooth Chinese translations and common language except for the transliterated names.
Although transliterated names can seem difficult for young learners to grasp, language immersion experts recommend using names to help familiarize young learners with Chinese characters that they will encounter later. Although a phonetically translated name may seem to be irrelevant as a "word", each Chinese character in the name is usually a character that a Chinese speaker needs to know.
For example, in Finding Dory, "Dory" is translated into 多莉 (duō lì): 多, many; 莉 jasmine. Both characters are common and frequently used Chinese characters. In addition, 多莉 has become a "real" word for children as the Disney movie and story have become part of the Chinese pop culture.
Each page of the book contains a word bubble for Key Vocabulary or Advanced Vocabulary.
Each book ends with a few exercises derived from the stories.
Book titles: 迪士尼经典电影故事 (dí shì ní jīng diǎn diàn yǐng gù shì)《小美人鱼》The Little Mermaid
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me":
Children ages 4+ will enjoy having these books read to them by a caregiver. LUKA DOES NOT READ THESE BOOKS in Chinese at this time.
"Read by myself":
A perfect early chapter book that bridges young readers 6+ to future chapter books. Chinese learner who know about 1000 character will be able to independently read these books with minimum assistance.