Originally Published in: Japan
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 2-5
Price per book: $7.30
Audio book: read by Luka
Noriko Kudoh, born in 1970 in Japan, is one of Japan's most popular children's book authors. When the Wild Cat series 野猫军团系列 (yě māo jun tuán xì liè) was published in China in 2019, it became an instant hit.
The hilarious stories revolve around a crew of eight wild cats and Mr. 汪汪 (wāng wāng). Mr. 汪汪 owns a train, an airplane, a bakery, an ice cream factory and a sushi shop. Each story opens with the wild cats sneaking into Mr. 汪汪 's place and engaging in mischief that always leads to an explosion of food. In the end, the wild cats confess to Mr. 汪汪 and work hard to make it up. All stories end in happy, orderly scenes, but will the wild cats get into trouble again next time?
The text is brief and the illustrations are adorable. These stories will make your 3-6 year-olds giggle.
《野猫军团吃冰淇淋》Wild Cats in the Icecream Country
《野猫军团烤面包》 The Wild Cat Bake Bread
《野猫军团吃寿司》The Wild Cat Crew and Sushi
《野猫军团开火车》Wild Cats Crew on the Train
《野猫军团开飞机》Wild Cats Crew on the Airplane
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 make it a good "bridge book" for readers. The funny plot and detailed illustrations will capture the interest of experienced readers, ages 5+.
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.