By: Anthony Browne,余治莹(translator)
Originally Published in: United Kingdom
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 1-2
Price per book: $16.25
Audio book: read by Luka
These two 我爸爸,我妈妈 (wǒ bà bà ,wǒ mā mā) My Mom, My Dad books have been among the top bestselling list in China since they were first translated into Chinese.
我爸爸 (wǒ bà bà) My Dad
From one of the world’s most celebrated creators of children's picture books Anthony Browne, is this brilliant , humorous look at fatherhood from a child’s eyes.
In an endearing homage to dads everywhere, a child describes -- and exaggerates -- the many accomplishments and wonderful things about “我爸爸(wǒ bà bà)”. He can jump over the moon, swim like a fish, and be as warm as toast. He wrestles with giants, eats like a horse and is not even afraid of the Big Bad Wolf…"I love my dad. And you know what? HE LOVES ME! (And he always will)".
Key phrases include great adjectives to describe one’s dad, and a repeated sentence structure “像. . .一样. . .“(ex. 他像河马一样快乐. He is as happy as a hippo) that makes learning to read this book independently easier！
我妈妈 (wǒ mā mā) My Mom
From Anthony Browne, 2009-2011 British Children’s Laureate, comes this adorable and heartwarming celebration of motherhood from a child’s eyes.
In an adorable tribute to moms everywhere, a child describes—and exaggerates—the many accomplishments and traits of “我妈妈”（wǒ mā mā). My mom is awesome. She’s a chef, juggler, and painter; she’s the strongest person in the world. She can roar like a lion! She is a magic gardener, and, like a fairy, always makes me feel better when I am sad. No matter if she’s a dancer, an astronaut, a movie star or a boss, she’s still my mom. “I love my mom. And you know what? SHE LOVES ME!（and forever will.)”
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 from daily life 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 all Chinese books included in this collection.
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. Click to read our founders' personal review of Luka here.