By: Philip & Hannah Hoose, 漪然((translator)
Originally Published in: United States
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 1-5
Audio book: read by Luka
Hey, Little Ant 嗨！小蚂蚁 (hēi!xiǎo mǎ yǐ)
Boy: Anyone knows that ants can ‘t feel. You are so tiny that you don’t look real. I am so big and you’re so small, I don’t think it will hurt at all!
The ant proceeds to explain how his family and community depend on him, and how his life is much like the boy’s life. Should the ant get squished? The book leaves the kid with the raised-up shoe. What do you think the kid should do?
Is my child ready for this set?
"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 from daily life 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 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.