Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 1-4 short lines
Price per book: $5.46
Little Brother Mouse learns about sharing, having fun and solving problems with his adorable animal friends. These darling stories make children giggle and come back for more reading!
The mostly black and white pencil sketch 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 4 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!
For 40 years, this original Japanese classic series is loved by generations of children. This 10-book set contains books 13-22 of the 鼠小弟 paperback series. Click here to see Set 1 which contains books 1-12.
The Little Brother Mouse is highly recommended by educators and parents of Chinese learning children. Want to read about how other moms use this series to teach their children to read? Check Betty Choi's book review here; and JoJo co-founder Christine Yang's reading tips here.
Book titles:《鼠小弟和松饼》Little Brother Mouse and Muffins
《鼠小弟堆雪人》Little Brother Mouse Makes Snowman
《又来了，鼠小弟和松饼》Again! Little Brother Mouse and Muffins
《鼠小弟的圣诞节》Little Brother Mouse's Christmas
《鼠小弟的礼物》Little Brother Mouse's Gift
《鼠小弟捉迷藏》Little Brother Mouse Plays Hide and Seek
《鼠小弟玩跷跷板》Little Brother Mouse Plays Seesaw
《鼠小弟，长大以后做什么》Little Mouse Brother, What To Do When You Grow Up?
《只能是红的！鼠小弟的小背心》Little Brother Mouse's Vest Can Only Be Red
《鼠小弟去海边》Little Brother Mouse Goes to the Beach
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Babies and toddlers who are just learning to speak Chinese will enjoy having these books read to them by an older sibling or an adult.
"Read by myself": Children ages 3+ who are learning to read Chinese characters could use this as a first leveled reader set. Read with an adult to recognize their very first Chinese characters.
Good to know:
Luka, the picture book reading robot does NOT read this Little Brother Mouse 12-Book Set yet. We are working hard to try to include this set into Luka's library. Stay tuned! Looking for books that Luka reads, please check our "Luka Approved" collection.