Originally Published In: United States
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 36
Price per book: $7.58
Lines per page: 1-4 lines
Chinese translator 阿甲 has done an excellent job preserving the essence of Mo Willems' signature style in these translated editions of the award-winning 别让鸽子开巴士 (bié ràng gē zi kāi bā shì ) Pigeon series.
Although Luka DOES NOT read this set in Chinese yet, we know that there are lots of Mo Willems fans out there who are already independent readers. If you happen to know a little (or big) Pigeon fan, this hilarious set is just what you've been waiting for!
Why we love these books:
- Carefully scripted text in a conversational style
- Simple dialogues in large speech bubbles
- Repetitive phrases and common expressions
- Most importantly, kids find them laugh-out-loud funny!
All these features make these books incredibly engaging beginner books for even the youngest Chinese learners. Beginner readers who know about 300 characters will feel a sense of accomplishment and build their reading confidence as they complete each 36-page book!
《鸽子需要洗个澡！》(Gēzi xūyào xǐ gè zǎo!) The Pigeon Needs A Both!
《别让鸽子开巴士！》(Bié ràng gēzi kāi bāshì!) Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
《鸽子捡到一个热狗！》(Gēzi jiǎn dào yīgè règǒu!) The Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog!
《别让鸽子太晚睡！》(Bié ràng gēzi tài wǎn shuì!) Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late!
《鸽子想要小狗狗！》(Gēzi xiǎng yào xiǎo gǒu gǒu!) The Pigeon Wants A Puppy!
《鸭子弄到一块饼干！？》(Yā zǐ nòng dào yīkuài bǐnggān!?) The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?
*PLEASE NOTE: LUKA does NOT read these books in Chinese*
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me":
Ages 1+ 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 make it a good "bridge book" for readers. The involved plot and detailed illustrations will capture the interest of experienced readers ages 3+.