小企鹅去旅行 (全4册) Little Penguins Go on a Holiday (Set of 4)
This series of novels by Japanese author Kudoo Noriko will enchant your children and make them coming back for more! Follow the family of penguins as they travel around on various modes of transportation in this series.
《坐着火车去旅行》Travelling on a Train
The three young penguins ate their fill and boarded the train. What was the experience like on the train? On the train, what can you do? When you step off the train, what should you pay attention to? Come and travel with the small penguins and have an enjoyable ride with the tasty bento, and vibrant street in front of the station!
- 《坐着轮船去旅行》Travelling on a Ship
The three young penguins said their farewell to their grandparents and boarded a large ship. What's it like on board? Onboard a vessel, what can and cannot be done? What are some fun spots to visit by boat? Come along on a joyful journey with the adorable penguin siblings!
- 《坐着飞机去旅行》Travelling on a Plane
The three young penguins boarded the plane after saying their goodbyes to their uncle's family. What's it like to travel by plane? On a plane, what can you do? What should I do if I need to transfer because the airport is so large? In-flight meals are yummy, a dazzling choice of airport duty-free shops, towering snow-capped mountains. Come fly with the little penguins and have a wonderful time!
- 《坐着巴士去旅行》Travelling on a Bus
The three young penguins bid their grandparents farewell and boarded the bus. What was the experience like on the bus? What can you do and what can't you do on the bus? What are some fascinating attractions that you can visit by bus? A lovely forest viewing platform, a delectable lunch, and a delightful swan park. Come along with the adorable penguins and enjoy the ride on the bus!
Recommended for Ages: 2-6 years old
Language: Simplified Chinese
Author: [日]工藤纪子 Kudoo Noriko
Translated from: Japanese
Additional resources upon purchase:
- 🔊 Audio narration of all 4 books
My 3.5yo son who is crazy about transport vehicles loves this series so much! He has been asking to read it over and over again since it came. He has been picking up many phrases from the books too. Love the detailed illustrations too--so many things to talk about!
As with Japanese authors, these books are filled with wonderful details on each page. Coupled with the theme of transport, my toddler has been asking to read this series daily :’) As for me, I -love- the squishy looking penguins!! Too cute!
I love this illustrator and this is our second set from her. The words are really basic though the diagrams are beautifully illustrated and allows the parent to just pick different areas of describing the scene to the child. My son is 2 and enjoys the books
Thank you Rachel for taking the time to leave a review! Hope your family will continue to enjoy these books (:
These books are incredibly rich in detail. 1) The pictures - plenty of environmental text, e.g. I just realised today that the license plates for the vehicles actually tells you the different vehicle types such as 大巴车 and 小汽车. 2) The characters - despite not having many words, you can really sense the dynamic between the three penguin siblings. My favourite, the eldest sister, is mature beyond her years, as she strives to ensure her brothers' good behaviour and yet also has secret urges to misbehave (like in wanting to press the Stop buttons on the bus). 3) The setting - relatable for young children (my daughter loves pointing out the various vehicles in this series). I think there'll be plenty of mileage, from simply pointing out the various objects/places at this age group (1yo daughter), to maybe more complex discussions on what is good etiquette on public transport, or how to take care of younger siblings, for an older age group.
Am blown away by your thoughtful review, Sarah. Grateful for your precious input and tips on reading too! I didn't notice about the license plates - will have to check it out again! You're spot on that these books are incredibly rich in detail (: Every time we read, it's a slightly different experience!
The 4 books are connected, whereby the little penguins go on adventures by taking different transport. My 3.5yo had so much laughter spotting the passengers on each book and loves to look at the illustrations. A great series to have!