Originally Published In: Austria
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 28
Lines per page: 2-8
Price per book: $7.23
Audio book: read by Luka
Celebrated Austrian author and illustrator Erwin Moser created this timeless story that has been adored by parents and children for over 30 years.
It is a tale of a very small elephant, Wilma (小不点 xiǎo bù diǎn), who roams the savanna, and has all sorts of adventures, finding an unusual temporary home before ultimately being reunited with his family.
This masterfully-translated Chinese version of Wilma's story《大象小不点》was recently voted one of the 100 Favorite Books of Children and Young Adults in Beijing, China.
The 《大象小不点》Wilma The Elephant books are also recommended by Chinese immersion school teachers in the United States as the books exemplify many elements of an unforgettable children's story:
- Unique, memorable characters that evoke strong emotions
- Multiple characters that form various social relationships in a variety of settings
- Action and suspense
- Engaging plot
- Believable conversations
- Detailed illustrations which provide "comprehensible input"
- Character traits: stories that teaches diversity, love, acceptance, friendship and persistence
《大象小不点01-小不点走丢了》Wilma Is Lost
《大象小不点02-小不点的新朋友》Wilma's New Friend
《大象小不点04-小不点回家了》Wilma Is Home
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Ages 5+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": The involved plot and detailed illustrations will capture the interest of experienced readers, ages 7+.
Option to pair with Luka:
Set Luka in front of a book, and it will read aloud any random page your child turns to. Each Les P'tites Poules book takes Luka about 25 minutes to read page by page. Luka will really be helpful for busy parents who are wrestling to find time to read with their children as they gravitate towards longer book reading sessions. Luka creates a unique, independent physical book reading experience even if your child can't read by herself yet.
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