Originally published in: Japan
Format: board book
Language: Simplified Chinese
Lines per page: 1-3 short lines
Price per book: $9.75
Audio book: read by Luka
Little Brother Mouse makes friends and makes mistakes. These lovely stories make children giggle and come back for more reading!
The illustrations are simple yet vivid and expressive. The relatively large blank space on the pages helps to focus children’s attention on the text and the main characters. The Chinese translation is very well done!
The Amount of text on each page varies between 1 word and 3 short lines. Phrases and sentence structures are simple and repetitive, providing young children an effective, rewarding learning-to-read experience.
If your child is ready to recognize sight words, point your finger at each character as you read the stories. You may be surprised by how quickly your child will recognize some of those seemingly complicated Chinese characters. Your child may recognize an entire book and get to experience her first proud "I can read a book" moment with this Little Brother Mouse Series!
Children love these two board books as much as the wildly popular Little Brother Mouse Series 1-12 (12-book set) and the Little Brother Mouse Series Book 13-22 (10-book set) . The sets are highly recommended by parents and educators.
Want to read about how other parents use the Little Brother Mouse book series to help their children learn to read? Check out Betty Choi's book review here, and JoJo co-founder Christine Yang's reading tips here.
Book titles:《是谁呀》Who is That?
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 repetitive common language, 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 page your child turns to-- creating a unique, independent physical book reading experience even if your child can't read by herself yet. Looking for a toy that is both cool and educational? Consider Luka!
In total, Luka reads 30,000 Chinese children's picture books and 6,000 English Children's books. Click to read our founders' personal review of Luka here.