Title: 好吃的水果 (hao3 chi de5 shui3 guo3)/Tasty Fruit
Level: Beginning Reader, Zhuyin, Picture Book, Non-Fiction, Science
Summary: Introduces some fruits and discusses what they look like on the outside, the type of seeds they have, as well as what they taste like. They also ask kids to identify a fruit based solely on a picture of a cross section.
Rating: 4/5 stars
5 Minute Review: Surprisingly, Cookie Monster (7) really enjoyed this book. Again, the book is informative and has many helpful pictures.
Definitely, the most fun part was trying to identify each fruit from a picture of its cross section. Cookie Monster found that a lot of fun.
As with the vegetable book, the fruits are mostly Taiwanese and some of them were definitely unfamiliar to Cookie Monster. However, because he already knew many names of fruits, this was a very quick and easy read.
And because it was an easy and quick read with very little strange vocabulary (well, other than one word I had never heard of that you can see in the video), it was very favorably received.
Here is a video of Cookie Monster reading an excerpt from the book. (You can also see how easily I get annoyed. I am truly an impatient teacher. Poor kiddos.)
Where can one purchase the books you recommend and review? I live in the US. Are there sites you recommend going to for Chinese books w zhuyin? I’ve got a 1 and 3 year old. Thanks in advance!
This is a good post for finding books. I believe she also reviews sites.
Otherwise, you can try places like China Sprout or Little Monkey and Mouse.