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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.
This book is nearly wordless, but there's so much to see, describe and learn!
Recommended for Ages: 0-3
Language: Simplified Chinese
Author: （英）杰兹·阿波罗 Jez Alborough
Translated by: 上谊编辑部
A simple book with minimal and repetitive words. Good book for young toddlers to start reading by themselves as story is easy to memorise. Parent can model and read with different expressions (neutral, upset, happiness) as the chimpanzee experiences different feelings from beginning to end of book.
My friend loved the thoughtful gift! I wished I had it for my son but he might be a bit too old for it so sharing the love!
Wordless books are intimidating because you have to make up the narration on the fly. I had to do a bit of prep work for this by reading it in my head as I would in English, then Google Translating phrases I didn't know, then pasting key words to help inside the pages. (Did you know iguana is 鬣蜥 liè xī?) But parents, don't fret, it paid off. The illustrations are captivating enough for a young 7mo with limited attention span, and I got to introduce new vocab like 抱抱! The best part? Since it's wordless (mostly), I can also "read" this book in English. Bilingual at its best!
My 6 month old is currently only interested in mouthing books but he was pleasantly engaged by the illustrations in this one! Also love that it’s easy to combine actions (hugging, pretending to cry) with the reading aloud.
The book I ordered was dented when I received it. I emailed My Story Treasury and they immediately replaced my book. I love the gorgeous animal pictures in the book although my husband is not a fan as he doesn't want the little one to keep signalling us to carry her.