By: Steve Antony; 李香丽 (Translator)
Originally Published in: United Kingdom
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 28
Lines per page: 1-2
Luka® can read these books!
These four beloved Mr. Panda 熊猫先生礼仪课堂 (xióng māo xiān shēng lǐ yí kè táng) Chinese books by award-winning new author Steve Antony, are simple yet funny tales-- a child-friendly way to teach the value of patience, the importance of saying "Please" and "Thank you", and other good habits like bedtime routines.
Mr. Panda, chubby, grumpy, but lovable, holds a tray of doughnuts. Patiently and politely, he asks his animal friends if they would like a doughnut. Each animal says "Yes," but they do no remember to say the all important "Please." Mr. Panda turns away. Is anyone worthy of Mr. Panda's doughnuts?
Why we love these books for little kids learning Chinese:
- Simple, repetitive language-each page has one or two phrases
- Language that teaches good manners
- Funny and sweet stories
- Striking illustrations: the black-and-white panda, plain backgrounds, and bold colored highlights are visually engaging
- 10 inch X 10 inch (25.4cm X 25.4cm) BIG books
Early childhood education Chinese immersion school teachers we recently interviewed identified this set as one of their students' favorite series.
《我愿意等，熊猫先生》(Wǒ yuànyì děng, xióngmāo xiānshēng) I'll Wait, Mr. Panda
《晚安，熊猫先生》(Wǎn'ān, xióngmāo xiānshēng) Goodnight, Mr. Panda
《请给我，熊猫先生》(Qǐng gěi wǒ, xióngmāo xiānshēng) Please, Mr. Panda
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me":
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 make it a good "bridge book" for readers. The involved plot and detailed illustrations will capture the interest of experienced readers ages 3+.
Option to pair with Luka®:
Consider adding Luka®, the reading robot, to your order. Luka® reads 70,000 books in Mandarin Chinese!
Set Luka® in front of the 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 themselves. Click to read our founders' personal review of Luka here.