Originally Published In: China
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 212
Lines per page: 1-9 conversation bubbles
Price per book: $5.95
The bright colors and exciting illustrations make this series hard for young readers to put down!
淘气包马小跳 (Táo Qì Bāo Mǎ Xiǎo Tiào) Ma Xiaotiao, also known as Mo's Mischief in English, is a series of children's books written by the award winning Chinese author Yang Hongying, first published in 2003. The books revolve around the protagonist 马小跳 (Mǎ Xiǎo Tiào), a student in a normal elementary school in China. The plots mainly feature special events or stories about him and his friends, be it at home, in school, or anywhere else.
Ma is typically considered the troublemaker in class. He is playful. He will only do what he likes and is unwilling to study--which often gets him into trouble with his teacher and the class monitor. However, Ma is generally a very sociable person; he is honest, trustworthy, helpful and has a vivid imagination. In short, he is a charismatic character that any young reader will instantly love!
《淘气包马小跳: 贪玩老爸》Ma Xiaotiao: Best Dad Ever
《淘气包马小跳: 轰隆隆老师》Ma Xiaotiao: Teacher Hong Long Long
《淘气包马小跳: 笨女孩安琪儿》Ma Xiaotiao: Silly Girl An Qi'er
《淘气包马小跳: 四个调皮蛋》Ma Xiaotiao: Four Troublemakers
《淘气包马小跳: 同桌冤家》Ma Xiaotiao: Teacher's Pet
《淘气包马小跳: 暑假奇遇》Ma Xiaotiao: Pesky Monkeys
《淘气包马小跳: 天真妈妈》Ma Xiaotiao: Best Mom Ever
《淘气包马小跳: 漂亮女孩夏林果》Ma Xiaotiao: Best Friends
《淘气包马小跳: 丁克舅舅》Ma Xiaotiao: Super Cool Uncle
《淘气包马小跳: 宠物集中营》Ma Xiaotiao: Pet Parade
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Ages 7+ will enjoy having these books read to them.
"Read by myself": Ages 8+ who are already comfortable reading other bridge books such as Frog and Toad, will be glad to graduate to this graphic novel series. Although the series does not contain pinyin, the detailed illustrations provide enough context to allow new readers to follow the plot even if they do not recognize every word.