Silly Wolf series comes in two forms – firstly a cute story book ( 注音版 / bridging book, with Hanyu pinyin), and secondly a comic book series (漫画 / comic book, with no Hanyu pinyin). Both are by popular Chinese author, Tang Su Lan 汤素兰. This review is specifically about the Silly Wolf Comic series.Continue reading “Book Review: Silly Wolf Chinese Comic Series《笨狼的故事》”
A wonderful detective book series for upper primary or lower secondary …. the Geronimo Stilton of Chinese detective stories.
Acing the PSLE Chinese Oral exams isn’t just a matter of language fluency. This post lists out a few practical tips to prepare wholesomely for your child’s Chinese oral assessments, without trying to sell you a tuition class to solve the problem! How you ever noticed that if you google ‘Tips for PSLE Chinese oralContinue reading “Tips for PSLE Chinese Oral Exams”
Review of the classic series Sometimes it rains pigs on sunny days 晴天有时下猪. A great bridging book in Simplified Chinese for upper primary.
This review looks at the Squid for Brains Readers (also called Mandarin Chapter Books) published by none other than Squid for Brains. These are different from the Squid for Brains Picture Books which I’ve reviewed earlier, however the Readers are just as zany and unique. One thing I try really hard to do with thisContinue reading “Book Review: Squid for Brains Chapter Books”
This review is of a bridging book set 朱尔多日记 (Zhū ěr’s Diary), which is ideal for middle-to-upper primary school readers. My daughter borrowed it recently from the library. Until that point, I really thought we’d heard of most of the better known early chapter booksets from mainland China, especially those written in diary format, but apparentlyContinue reading “Book Review: 朱尔多日记 Zhu Er’s Diary”
The Power of the Earth 地球的力量科学绘本 is a book set for children who are nature lovers, geographers and mathematicians. See what it’s all about!
Zorori 怪杰佐罗力) stories are a, great blend of comedy and mystery. A superb Simplified Chinese reading book for a P3 or P4 child.
Easy-to-read graded novels in Simplified Chinese. Which ones are great and why?
A good book set for a child who knows at least 1500 characters, and is ready to read novels. Historical adventure fiction., making is an appealing genre.