Title: 小黃點大冒險 (xiao3 huang2 dian3 da4 mao4 xian3)/Let’s Play
Author/Illustrator: Hervé Tullet
Level: Chinese Picture Book, Fiction
Summary: The Little Yellow Dot is bored and wants to play. Gives instructions to the reader (eg: trace the line, find the dot, press the dot, etc) and goes on an “adventure” with the reader in tow. Very interactive.
Rating: 5/5 stars
5 Minute Review: All my children love this book. Cookie Monster (7) and Gamera (5) can read most of the characters (there is no zhuyin) and so can I. We only have to look up a character every now and then.
However, the one who loves this book (and its two other books in Tullet’s series) is Glow Worm (3.5).
I cannot overemphasize just HOW MUCH Glow Worm loves these books. I don’t even think he cares about the “plot” or story. All he wants is to press the dot and follow and trace the line.
He LOVES this book. LOVES.
I find the pictures fun and playful. The story is cute and interactive. Plus, I learned a few new characters.
Here are two videos of Glow Worm using the book. He doesn’t really follow directions or care about hearing the story (he obviously cannot read it). He just wants to play – which I guess is what the book is about anyway.