By: Toshio Fukuda
Originally Published in: Japan
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 30
Lines per page: 1
Price per book: $7.70
Audio book: all 5 books read by Luka
Invite your child to play while reading: Guess who is behind the pig? Turn the page and discover an animal friend! 我的后面是谁呢 (wǒ dí hòu miàn shì shuí ne) Who Is Behind Me is an adorable beginner reader that will delight any little Chinese learner. This original Japanese series was even adored by the Japanese Princess and her son!
This bestselling series in features colorful drawings and one to two simple lines of text each page.
All books include repetitive vocabulary and four key sentence structures about position: 后面 (hòu miàn) behind, 前面 (qián miàn) in front of, 下面 (xià miàn) under, and 上面 (shàng miàn) above. Ask a question on one page, and the answer in reveled on the next page.
It is a perfect first book for babies and toddlers to discover and memorize their first Chinese words, as well as a leveled reader for new learners to learn to read independently.
Larger than normal font presented on a white background also makes this set appropriate for younger learners.
If your child is ready to recognize sight words, point your finger at each character as you or Luka reads the stories. You may be surprised by how quickly your child will recognize some of those seemingly complicated Chinese characters! Your child may recognize an entire book and get to experience her first proud "I can read a book" moment!
Is my child ready for this set?
Read to me: Babies and toddlers who are just learning to speak Chinese will enjoy having these books read to them by Luka or an adult.
Read by myself: Children ages 3+ who are learning to read Chinese characters could use this as one of their first leveled reader sets.
Book titles: 我的后面是谁呢 Who Is Behind Me?《原野上的伙伴们》Animal Friends on the Farm
《小河边的伙伴们》Animal Friends by the River
《小树林边的伙伴们》Animal Friends in the Woods
《大海里的伙伴们》Ocean Animal Friends
《热带草原上的伙伴们》Savanna Animal Friends
Option to pair with Luka:
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 can't read by herself yet.