By: Else Holmelund Minarik (author); Maurice Sendak (illustrator)王林(translator)
Originally Published In: US
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32-64
Lines per page: 1-12
Price per book: $6.30
Originally written in 1957 by Danish-born American Else Holmelund Minarik this series continues to warm the hearts of beginning readers everywhere. Similar to the English version which is advertised as an "I can read" book, this Chinese version is similarly simple and suited for young Mandarin learners.
The first four books in this set each contain four short stories. Each story is about 13 pages and can be enjoyed independently of the others. The fifth book,《亲爱的小熊──给小熊的吻》A Kiss for Little Bear, only contains one 27-page story, but, each page contains a large illustration and only 1-4 lines of text.
In all of the books, the simple highly repetitive dialogue as well as the adorable hatched illustrations serve as great aids to young Mandarin learners.
Similar to Frog and Toad, this series is highly recommended by parents and educators alike. Want to know more? Check out this in-depth review of the Chinese edition of Little Bear by Betty Choi of CHALK Academy.
《亲爱的小熊──小熊的朋友》Little Bear's Friend
《亲爱的小熊──熊爸爸回家》Father Bear Comes Home
《亲爱的小熊──小熊探亲》 Little Bear's Visit
《亲爱的小熊──给小熊的吻》A Kiss for Little Bear
*PLEASE NOTE: LUKA does NOT read these books in Chinese.
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children ages 4+ will enjoy having these books read to them by a caregiver.
"Read by myself": A perfect early chapter book that bridges young readers 5+ to future chapter books.