By: Gilbert Houbre etc., translated by 接力出版社
Format: paperback with several transparent plastic pages in each book
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 30
Lines per page: 0-5
Price per book: $5.79
Audio book: Read by Luka
Explore the magic of colors: make them change as your children turn the transparent page. Mix yellow and blue and she will find a green frog sitting on a green leaf!
Make the cat jump, from underneath the table onto a chair, while learning basic Chinese phrases about position.
This beautifully illustrated classic interactive book series from Germany has been translated into 28 languages and sold 55 millions copies worldwide. In the 10 years after this series was translated into Chinese, it has remained on the best seller list in mainland China. And it will be a favorite for your Chinese book collection. Designed for native Chinese speakers under 4 years old, the books are informational and can have up to 5 sentences on each page. It is a set of books your children would likely keep and return to in the years to come.
This 第一次发现 (dì yī cì fā xiàn) set includes the following 12 books especially selected for young children.
《奇妙的感觉》Senses and Feelings
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children age 3+ who are conversational in Chinese will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver. They will also enjoy turning the pages and make magic with the glassy, transparent pages.
"Read by myself": Although the texts are short, the vocabularies are expansive and not repetitive. Children may be able to read this set independently if they know about 800+ Chinese characters.
Option to pair with Luka:
Consider adding Luka, the reading robot, to your order. Luka reads all but 3 books included in this set.
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.