By: Ezra Jack Keats, translated by 柳漾 etc.
Originally Published In: USA
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 1-5
Price per book: $12
Audio book: All 3 books read by Luka
The Snowy Day, considered one of the most important picture books ever written, together with two other great books by Caldecott Medal winner Ezra Jack Keats, are available in simplified Chinese now!
We hand picked these three books to celebrate Keats' pioneering work introducing realistic multiculturalism and urban settings into American Children's literature. His groundbreaking collage style illustration is beautiful yet subtle, vividly portraying the muted rainbow of colors in the city.
In 下雪天 The Snowy Day: Peter wakes up to winter's first snow. He puts on his bright red snowsuit and goes out. He walks in the snow, makes footprints and tracks, and smacks snow covered trees with a stick. He is too small to join the snowball fight, but he makes a snowman and an angel...Peter's world invites us to enjoy the pure pleasure of a child spending a day in the snow.
In 彼得的椅子 Peter's Chair Peter has a new baby sister. He sees many pieces of HIS old furniture are being painted pink. He takes the last unpainted chair, his dog, and a few "essentials" and he runs "away" from home...while he is away, he realizes that his chair is too small for him! Ultimately, he is lured back home by a special lunch and agrees to help his dad paint his chair pink for his little sister too.
In 嗨，小猫！ Hi, Cat! Archie greets a cat with, "Hi, Cat." on his way to play with Peter and other kids in the neighborhood. The cat follows him. In the middle of Archie and Peter's performance for the group, the cat jumps in his costume and tears it apart. Then, for the next portion of the show, where Willie, Peter's dog, is supposed to pretend to be the "tallest dog in the world", the cat shows up and Willie stops the act to chase it. The audience complains about the show and walks away. Archie and Peter are upset about the outcome of the show. Peter says everything would have been fine if not for the cat. On second thought when he gets home though, Archie thinks that maybe the cat just liked him. Another one of Keats' stories poignantly capturing the everyday drama in a kids' life.
Book titles:《下雪天》The Snowy Day
《嗨， 小猫！》Hi , Cat!
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children ages 5+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": Experienced readers, ages 7+ will be able to read these books independently if they are familiar with about 1000 characters.
Option to pair with Luka:
Consider adding Luka, the reading robot, to your order. Luka reads all 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.