By: Sylviane Donnio
Originally Published in: France
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 2-5
Audio book: read by Luka
我想吃一个小孩(wǒ xiǎng chī yī gè xiǎo hái) I'd Really Like to Eat a Child is an original French story that makes children laugh and giggle, so that they want to read it again and again!
Every morning, little crocodile Qiqi’s mother brings him piles of bananas for breakfast. Mom is so proud of Qiqi’s beautiful teeth and growing body! Until one morning, Qiqi suddenly doesn’t want to eat bananas anymore. “Today, I would like to eat a child”. What a strange idea! Qiqi’s parents think. Dad brings Qiqi a sausage as big as a truck and mom makes him a big chocolate cake. . .“No, Qiqi said, I would just like to eat a child!” Qiqi starts to feel weak from being hungry, while mom and dad grow worried. Qiqi walks towards the river to try to take a bath. Here he sees a little girl! Qiqi runs over, uses all his might to show all his teeth. Does he eat the child? What lesson does he learn? Will Qiqi ever eat bananas again?
This hilarious story teaches perspective and the importance of eating well while introducing common Chinese vocabulary.
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:
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