By: Tomi Ungerer, 张剑鸣 (translator)
Originally Published in: France
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 44
Lines per page: 1-6
Audio book: Available by QR code on book
Luka® can read this book!
Three Robbers 三个强盗 (sān gè qiáng dào) Three Robbers wearing black hats and capes terrorize the countryside with their blunderbuss, pepper-blower and huge red axe in this classic and quirky tale from famed French author Tomi Ungerer.
When they kidnap a young orphan named 芬妮 (fēn nī), her simple question - what do they plan to do with their hoarded treasure? - precipitates them down a new path in life. Realizing the lack of purpose in their endeavors, they renounced their evil ways and turned to caring for orphans They built a castle to house the region's orphans and unwanted children…
This is a story full of exciting actions and vivid verbs that facilitate a young Chinese learner.
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me":
Ages 3-5 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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