Title: 小雞過生日 (xiao3 ji guo4 sheng ri4)/Baby Chicks’ Birthday
Authors/Illustrations: Noriko Kudo (translated from Japanese) 文、圖/工藤紀子，翻譯/劉握瑜
Publisher: 小魯文化事業股份有限公司 (Xiao Lu Wen Hua/Tsai Fong Books)
Level: Beginning Reader, Zhuyin, Picture Book, Fiction
Summary: The five little chicks go with their mother to the bakery, the grocery store, and a toy store to buy food and presents for their birthday. When they get home, they eat yummy food and open their present.
5 Minute Review: As I have mentioned before, Gamera (5.5) LOVES the 小雞 (xiao3 ji)/Baby Chick series. She particularly loves Kudo’s cute illustrations of the chicks.
Gamera’s favorite part in this particular book is when the chicks say, 「真討厭 (zhen tao3 yan4)/how disagreeable ！」She finds it SO CUTE and always reads it in a baby chick voice.
Again, Gamera has read this book close to 10 million times (actual number) and shows no sign of losing interest. It’s been at least 2-3 years since she first heard them at her Chinese preschool.
The storyline is simple, the illustrations are detailed, and there are a few non-zhuyin characters that Gamera loves to read as well. But mostly, she just likes to talk in a baby chick voice.
Here’s a video of Gamera reading an excerpt.