Originally published in: France
Language: Simplified Chinese
Lines per page: 0-4
Price per book: $6.65
Audio book: read by Luka
This adorable series of 6 books is a translation of a French children's bestseller. The stories chronicle the daily adventures of a toddler. With vivid illustrations and up to 4 short lines of text per page, this series is the perfect introduction for babies and very young children to key daily life vocabulary.
Author and illustrator Jeanne Ashbé is a childhood reading specialist and language therapist. She turned her 25 years of experience working with young children into a number of popular picture books including this set which was published in French as Bonjour!.
This series is similar to another French young children's classic, 阿波林的小世界 (Les petites vies d'Apolline). Both are simple, small and charming books about a toddler's daily routine. Although this series has fewer books, each book is more robust (bound with glue rather than staples), and the font is a little larger making it easier for young children to recognize the characters.
The vocabulary in this Hello! series is more expansive than the 小熊宝宝系列 Baby Bear Series, which also focuses on daily routines, but the text is less repetitive than that of the Baby Bear series. As a beginners' reader, this book series is a slight step up from the Baby Bear Series.
《不可以！》We Do Not!
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Babies and children ages 0-3 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 from daily life, makes this series ideal for beginning readers ages 3-5.
Option to pair with Luka:
Set Luka in front of a book, and it will read aloud any random page your child turns to, creating a unique, independent physical book reading experience even if your child isn't ready to read by herself.
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