Originally published in: China
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 41
Lines per page: 1-6
Luka® can read these books!
Grace说 (Grace shuō) Grace Says is a great set is you are trying to cultivate a "growth mindset" in your young Chinese learner, this set is a great place to start!
Each book follows a similar formula: young Grace is faced with a challenge, she is coached by her dad about a virtue or skill she could practice to overcome the challenge, she overcomes the challenge by practicing the virtue or skill herself, and finally, she teaches her friends and classmates how to do the same.
The simple illustrations in these books are endearing and vaguely reminiscent of Charlie Brown. Predominantly black and white, the illustrations are enlivened by strategic splashes of the 3 primary colors (red, yellow, & blue) on objects or articles of clothing that are particularly significant to the story.
Introduce the vocabulary of "focus", "patience", and "persistence" to your child in Chinese and watch her put it to work!
For more information on this set of books, check out CHALK Academy founder Betty Choi's review here.
《Grace说专心》(Grace shuō zhuān xīn) Grace Said Focus
《Grace说耐心》(Grace shuō nài xīn) Grace Said Patience
《Grace说恒心》(Grace shuō héng xīn) Grace Said Persistence
"Read to me":
Ages 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 language make it a good "bridge book" for readers. The involved plot and detailed illustrations will capture the interest of experienced readers ages 5+.
Option to pair with Luka®:
Consider adding Luka®, the reading robot, to your order. Luka® reads 70,000 books in Mandarin Chinese!
Set Luka® in front of the 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 themselves. Click to read our founders' personal review of Luka here.