This is a jaw-dropping set with so many 3d scenes! These beautiful books keep my kids busy for a long time, and every time we read it, we discover something new. As a parent, I'm all for making learning Chinese fun and engaging, and this set of books definitely keeps them coming back for more!
Titles in set:
- 《勇敢的帝企鹅》 Brave Emperor Penguins
This title was first introduced to us by @2mamas4kids, and I had to check it out! When my kids saw the pop-ups, they were so amazed. We paired this with a documentary to see how baby emperor penguins emerge from their shells! There's also a video of penguins that shows how it's like behind the scenes in Taipei zoo.
- 《蚂蚁的地下王国》The Underground Kingdom of Ants
My kids can definitely relate to this book the most in the set, as we see ants all around in nature! My kids like the pages that show a group of ants coming over to help their friends move an apple - the design of the interactive components is really cool! The most impressive pop-up of plants above the ground, with the ant burrows underground, is just breath-taking! Boggles my mind how they designed all these 3-dimensional features and continues to wow us many times over. The kids recall them times they found an ant nest with their friends on a playdate, and they even stepped on an ant trail once!
- 《小恐龙的心愿》Little Dinosaur's Wish
Follow 小不点儿, an orphaned baby triceratops, as he makes a friend with dragonfly. It eventually finds its home in a family of 慈母龙 Maiasauras and stands up to protect them. A really heartwarming tale of love and courage.
This pop up book also introduces different kinds of dinosaurs and their various features and will be a fun read for any dinosaur lover.
We once had the privilege to go to Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum to see 3 real fossils of dinosaurs from the Jurassic period. These fossils were excavated in the arid deserts of Wyoming, USA, and my firstborn still remembers it after so many years.
I was looking for a Youtube video showing the dinosaur skeleton, and chanced upon sketches that @alfdoodles did of a leatherback turtle and sperm whale skeleton that was just as amazing!
I just discovered that The Land Before Time film is available with Mandarin audio and Simplified Chinese subtitles on Netflix - definitely going to watch this during the school holidays next week!
- 《远行的刺猬》A Hedgehog's Journey
It's springtime and 3 little hedgehogs are born! Unfortunately, 2 of them didn't make it, and one healthy baby was left. Through this story, we learn about the changes in appearance that a little hedgehog goes through, that it'll eventually leave home to learn to fend for itself. I didn't know that hedgehogs don't have good vision - its keen sense of hearing guides it around! When enemies come, it will roll into a spiky ball to protect itself. We also learn about hibernation.
神奇的生命立体书 Amazing Life Pop-up Books Series 1 (Set of 4) will be listed soon!
Also, do not miss 欢乐中国年 传统节日立体书 Chinese New Year - Pop-up Book by the same publisher with the same intricate 3D pop-ups that is sure to wow you!
This series of pop up books are FANTASTIC! My kids love them and our favourite is the hedgehog one.
Amazingly intricate! Little one enjoys it!