By: Rose Impey and Katharine McEwen (Illustrator); translated by 司南
Originally Published In: United Kingdom
Language: Simplified Chinese and British English
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 1-4 lines
Price per book: $3.53
Audio book: read by Luka
Written in British English and Simplified Chinese, this bilingual set has a spunk similar to Junie B. Jones, magical themes similar to Harry Potter, and a reading level similar to Fly Guy.
Although the Chinese text in this book is slightly smaller than the English text, the KaiTi Chinese font makes the Chinese easily legible.
Each story focuses on a minor drama in the life of Titchy-Witch, a young witch whose playful antics often result in her needing to use magic. The only problem is that she is just beginning to learn spells and such so her efforts often do more harm than good. Nevertheless, by the end of each book all has been resolved, and young readers feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction at completing another 32-page entertaining story.
Are you interested in this series but afraid your child will be distracted by the English? One educator hack is to use sticky notes, painter's tape, or masking tape to cover English when you don't need it!
If your family has Luka, your child can enjoy listening to any of these books in either language!
Note: American parents and teachers may be familiar with the re-branded American English version of these books under the series title Wanda Witch.
Book titles:《小女巫格格-生日扫帚》Titchy Witch and the Birthday Broomstick
《小女巫格格-消失的宝宝》Titchy Witch and the Disappearing Baby
《小女巫格格-青蛙之灾》Titchy Witch and the Frog Fiasco
《小女巫格格-迷路的龙》Titchy Witch and the Stray Dragon
《小女巫格格-霸道的变形怪》Titchy Witch and the Bully-Boggarts
《小女巫格格-松动的门牙》Titchy Witch and the Wobbly Fang
《小女巫格格-给妈妈的康复汤》Titchy Witch and the Get-Better Spell
《小女巫格格-魔法聚会》Titchy Witch and the Magic Party
《小女巫格格-理发惊魂记》Titchy Witch and the Scary Haircut
《小女巫格格-”老师喜欢我“咒语》Titchy Witch and the Teacher-Charming Spell
《小女巫格格-”让爸爸妈妈回家“咒语》Titchy Witch and the Babysitting Spell
《小女巫格格-神秘林历险》Titchy Witch and the Forbidden Forest
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children ages 4+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": A perfect early chapter book that bridges young readers 5+ to future chapter books.
Option to pair with Luka:
Consider adding Luka, the reading robot, to your order. Luka reads all 12 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!
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