By: Dav Pilkey, translated by 孙鹏
Originally Published in: US
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 247
Lines per page: 2-8
Price per book: $13.7
Finding a book series that your children are obsessed with is the best way to foster love for a foreign language.
This Chinese translation of Dav Pilkey's famous Dog Man series, 神探狗狗, preserves the playful short language rhythm, as well as his riotous, silly fun. The Chinese translation does NOT reflect the original English version's intentional poor grammar and misspellings.
Dog Man's English version uses humor to motivate children to work through challenges of learning to read and even for some kids to overcome dyslexia. If you are struggling to motivate your Dav Pilkey fun to read Chinese books, look no further than this set!
The five book includes about 60 frequently used Chinese idioms and about 350 words that describe juvenile humor involving bodily functions, crimes, super heroes, evil plots, and police chases.
Book titles: 神探狗狗 （shén tàn gǒu gǒu）《神探狗狗 1》Dog Man
《神探狗狗 2: 萌犬出笼》Dog Man: Unleashed
《神探狗狗 3：双猫传奇》Dog Man: A tale of Two Kitties
《神探狗狗 4：猫狗大战》Dog Man: And Cat Kid
《神探狗狗 5：跳蚤之王》Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me":
Children age 6+ will enjoy having these books read to them.
"Read by myself":
Due to the frequency of crime-related language not familiar to most Chinese learners, these books can be a bit more challenging than their English counterparts. However, the limited text per page, the comic format, and familiarization with the English story will help readers with 1000+ Chinese characters to read this book independently, ages 7+. Additionally, we have put together some key crime-fighting phrase "cheat sheets" so our own Dog Man fans can enjoy these books. If you you purchase this set, we'd be glad to send you those as well.