Title: 海豚 (hai3 tun2)/Dolphins
Level: Non-Fiction, Science, Chinese Picture Book, Beginning Reader, Zhuyin
Summary: This book tells us all about dolphins. Where do they live? What kinds of dolphins are there? What do they eat? How do they communicate? Lots of pictures.
Rating: 5/5 stars
5 Minute Review: Cookie Monster (7) enjoyed this book a lot. He loved all the facts and the mostly simple language. I was very pleased with the simple language because sometimes the science vocabulary is over my head let alone Cookie Monster’s.
He loved all the pictures, the multitude of science facts, and all the new things he learned about dolphins. All of which he promptly regurgitated as he told Gamera (5) all about the book and what he learned.
He even exclaimed at the end that he really liked the book because it was easy to read as well as interesting. It helped that I supplemented with videos of a live dolphin birth as well as with videos of dolphins playing.
Below is a video of Cookie Monster reading an excerpt of the book. Also, a video I found of a live dolphin birth. Cookie Monster made me replay a few times. Then he made Gamera and Glow Worm watch. In the name of science.