By: Judith Viorst & Arnold Lobel , 周英 (translator)
Originally Published in: United States
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 36
Lines per page: 1-5
Price per book: $17
Audio book: read by Luka
From Judith Viorst, the author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day, and Arnold Lobel, illustrator of Frog and Toad, comes I'll Fix Anthony 我要收拾安东尼 (wǒ yào shōu shí ān dōng ní). This story will resonate with frustrated little siblings everywhere!
It's tough being a little brother. It's especially tough being Anthony's little brother! "Mom says that deep down in his heart, Anthony loves me." "Anthony says that deep down in his heart, he thinks I stink." However, when I'm six, all of that will change. "When I'm six, I'll fix Anthony."
In page after page of this tragically comic book, Viorst perfectly articulates the voice and perspective of a frustrated little sibling. With extreme exaggeration and keen insight into the minor milestones which define childhood (losing teeth, floating, being tall enough to reach a shelf, getting a shot without crying, etc.), she subtly reminds us how frustrating it can be to be little. Fortunately, as the narrator reassures us, everything will be better at age 6!
Book titles:《我要收拾安东尼》 (wǒ yào shōu shí ān dōng ní) I'll Fix Anthony
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"Read to me": Children age 4+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"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 5+.
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