By: Ed Young,王林(translator)
Originally Published in: United States
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 35
Lines per page: 1-6
Audio book: read by Luka
Seven Blind Mice 七只瞎老鼠 (qī zhī xiā lǎo shǔ )
In this strikingly-illustrated book, Chinese American author Ed Young retells the famous Indian fable “The Blind Men and the".
Seven blind mice discover a “strange Something” by the pond. Each day of the week, one mouse investigates this thing and tells the others what he “saw”. “It is a pillar!” says the red mouse. “It is a snake!” says the green mouse. “It is a spear!” says the yellow mouse. “It is a cliff!” says the purple mouse. . .On Sunday, the last mouse goes out and explores the whole “Something”, and he sees the whole, different truth: “Knowing in parts may make a fine tale, but wisdom comes from seeing the whole.”
A sophisticated story told with simple, common vocabulary: days of the week, colors, and everyday objects.
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Ages 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 5+.
Option to pair with Luka:
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