By: Mo Willems; translated by 阿甲
Originally Published In: United States
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 36
Lines per page: 1-4 lines
Price per book: $6.58
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 淘气小鸽子(táo qì xiǎo gē zi) 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!
Book titles:《鸽子需要洗个澡！》The Pigeon Needs A Both!
《别让鸽子开巴士！》Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
《鸽子捡到一个热狗！》The Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog!
《别让鸽子太晚睡！》Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late!
《鸽子想要小狗狗！》The Pigeon Wants A Puppy!
《鸭子弄到一块饼干！？》The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children age 1+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": The simple, limited text per page and the prevalence of common, repetitive language from daily life, make this series a good choice for beginning readers ages 3+. Beginner readers who know about 300 characters will be able to read these books independently with occasional assistance.
Good to know:
At the moment, Luka, the book reading companion does NOT read these books in Chinese but he does read all 6 of these books in English.