By: Hiroshi Ito, 蒲蒲兰(translator)
Originally Published in: Japan
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 1-5
Audio book: read by Luka
First, There Was An Apple 首先有一个苹果 (shǒu xiān yǒu yí gè píng guǒ )
Why we love this book:
- Simple counting story with limited text per page makes it easier for little ones to memorize
- Fun Japanese-style illustrations capture the attention of older learners
- Offers plenty of opportunities to practice counting in Chinese
《首先有一个苹果》First, There Was An Apple
Is my child ready for this set?
"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:
Consider adding Luka, the reading robot, to your order. Luka reads all Chinese books included in this collection.
Set Luka in front of a book, and it will read aloud any page your child turns to-- creating a unique, independent physical book reading experience even if your child isn't ready to read by herself. Click to read our founders' personal review of Luka here.