Learn Chinese Location Words | 我的后面是谁呢? Who’s Behind Me Books

Learn Chinese Location Words | 我的后面是谁呢? Who's Behind Me Chinese Picture Books for Kids

Translated from Japanese, Friends on the Farm 我的后面是谁呢: 原野上的伙伴们 is an adorable book series that teaches Chinese location words! The set of 5 Chinese books are also perfect for kids to learn common animal names.

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Who's Behind Me Chinese Picture Books for Kids
Reading and acting out the scenes with realistic toy animals (similar here)

Friends on the Farm 我的后面是谁呢: 原野上的伙伴们 animal book review

  • Author: Accototo
  • Simplified Chinese ISBN: 9787544254434

This series is perfect for preschoolers and toddlers and also parents who are just starting to learn Chinese!

Learn Chinese location words

The simple, repetitive text gives plenty of practice for common, everyday sentences such as:

长颈鹿,长颈鹿,你的下面是谁呢? Chángjǐnglù, chángjǐnglù, nǐ de xiàmiàn shì shéi ne? (Giraffe, giraffe, who’s under you?)

小乌龟,小乌龟,你的后面是谁呢? Xiǎo wūguī, xiǎo wūguī, nǐ de hòumiàn shì shéi ne? (Little turtle, little turtle, who’s behind you?)

前面 (Qiánmiàn / in front of) and 上面 (shàngmiàn / above) are also reviewed in this book.

These Chinese words are easily visible on plain white background with only 1-2 short sentences per page. There is no Hanyu Pinyin or English.

Learn Chinese Location Words | 我的后面是谁呢? Who's Behind Me Chinese Picture Books for Kids

Level of the Friends on the Farm 我的后面是谁呢: 原野上的伙伴们 series

For those who are wondering about reading level, my toddler could read these books after he learned to read ~150 Chinese characters. He loves animals, and he gained a lot of confidence when he realized he could read most Chinese characters without any help!

Explore this: How I Taught My Child 1000 Chinese Characters as a Non-Fluent Speaker

Illustrations support learning Chinese location words

The accompanying illustrations are colorful and cute and match the animal positions in air, land, and water. At the end of each book, all animals are pictured together.

My son loves arranging his realistic toy animals (similar here) in the same order as the book! This has been a fun, hands-on way to apply what he’s learning through play!

Who's Behind Me Chinese Picture Books for Kids - Mandarin Narration with Luka Reading Robot

Mandarin audio narration

For those who cannot read Chinese fluently, good news!

Friends on the Farm 我的后面是谁呢: 原野上的伙伴们 is compatible with Luka Reading Robot which narrates each book in Mandarin Chinese.

Try this: How Kids And Parents Can Learn Chinese From Audiobooks

Learn Chinese Location Words | 我的后面是谁呢? Who's Behind Me Chinese Picture Books for Kids
Reading with realistic toy animals (similar here)

Book Titles

  1. Friends in the Woods 小树林边的伙伴们
  2. Friends Along the River 小河边的伙伴们
  3. Friends on the Farm 原野上的伙伴们
  4. Friends in the Ocean 大海里的伙伴们
  5. Friends on the Tropical Plain 热带草原上的伙伴们

Here are more photos of my toddler son learning Chinese through play!

Learning Chinese location words by lining up toy animals following picture book
Reading with realistic toy animals (similar here)
Learning Chinese location words by lining up toy animals following picture book
Reading with realistic toy animals (similar here)

Did you think Friends on the Farm 我的后面是谁呢: 原野上的伙伴们 was helpful for learning Chinese location words?

If you end up reading this book, let me know what you think in the comments below! We’d love to hear about your learning experience with the books you choose! What other books do you recommend we check out?

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One Comment

  1. I got this set after reading your review, and my animal-loving 15 month old loves them! Thank you for the recommendation.

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