Originally Published in: France
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 15
Lines per page: 1
Price per book: $2.56
Audio book: read by Luka
This adorable series of 14 books, 阿波林的小世界 (A Bo Lin de xiǎo shì jiè), Little World of Apolline or A Bo Lin's Small World, is a translation of the French children's classic, Les petites vies d'Apolline. The books chronicle the daily adventures of young Apolline and her doll, DouDou. With expressive illustrations and one line of text per page, this series is the perfect introduction for babies and very young children to key vocabulary for daily life.
The vocabulary of these books is more expansive than the 小熊宝宝 Baby Bear Series, which also focuses on daily routines, and the text is less repetitive than that of the Baby Bear series. As a beginners' reader, this book series is a slight step up from the Baby Bear Series.
Learn more about the Little World of Apolline books, read Betty Choi's in-depth book review here.
Book titles:《阿波林的小世界-穿衣服》Getting Dressed
《阿波林的小世界-不想午睡》Doesn't Want To Nap
《阿波林的小世界-过家家》Around The House
《阿波林的小世界-把尿尿》Using the Toilet
《阿波林的小世界-花园里》In the Garden
《阿波林的小世界-堆雪人》Making a Snowman
《阿波林的小世界-小医生》The Little Doctor
《阿波林的小世界-圣诞礼物》The Christmas Gift
《阿波林的小世界-开汽车》Driving A Car
《阿波林的小世界-在海滩》At the Beach
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 common language from daily life, 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 isn't ready to read by herself. 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.