Perfect 满月 gift or to the expectant mum!
Recommendations for Reluctant Readers!
Best for Dramatised Reading for 0-3 years old: 抱抱 Hug
Little Chimp Bobo is looking for his Mama. Touching reunion at the end.
🐵 Perfect first Chinese book or for "kantang" parents. Whole story only has the text 抱抱, 宝宝, 妈妈
🐵 Ends in endless hugs and giggles
🐵 Room for lots of interaction and acting out of story
🐵 Can be re-read countless times! My own copy is tattered and torn. That says enough!
Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don't seem to understand. "Hug," he implores, time and again. Time and again his puzzled pals—from the smallest chameleon to the tallest giraffe—shrug and cuddle with their jungle mothers. As the lonely chimp's plea escalates, his friends grow concerned. Can the elephants lead Bobo to his heart's desire? Jez Alborough, the acclaimed author-illustrator transforms a total of three words—and some of the most tenderly expressive animals ever created—into an endearing tribute to love and belonging.
Recommended for Ages: 0-3
Language: Simplified Chinese
Author: （英）杰兹·阿波罗 Jez Alborough
Translated by: 上谊编辑部
My 12 month old loves flipping through this and looking at the illustrations. It also taught her one of her first words “抱抱”. So pleased that she requests for this book everyday by pointing to it and saying “抱抱”. Really great way of teaching vocab by repeating the word throughout. Gives me room to improvise and add elaboration in Mandarin too.
Thank you Jina for taking the time to leave a review. This is so heartwarming to hear that the words 抱抱 are meaningful to her at this stage, and she's truly enjoying the book (: Privileged to be part of your family's bilingual journey. I especially love what you shared about the use of repetition to teach words, and building on it to stretch the learning. Great work, mama!
super love this book. illustrations are superb. if it werent for my child, I'd be adding it to my own story collection 😂
thank you linxin for the great recommendation!
I wasn’t sure what to expect with a book that only had 3 words... but it turned out to be such a hit! Baby and I read it while he’s holding his soft monkey, and each time 抱抱 appears, everyone gets a hug (including monkey)! We’re also currently betting which word he will speak first. I hope of course, that it will be 妈妈！
My boy loves this book!
This book has been read so much the spine is giving way. The children dramatise it all the time, weeping and shouting 抱抱！ we love simple book with strong messages of love like this one. Definitely a keeper!