My 4-year-old daughter is fascinated with the solar system, and she was so excited when we got the 3-dimensional 我们的太空 (Our Outer Space) book!
Title: 我们的太空 (Our Space)
Author: Pascal Aide Lan, translated by 王娅 高健 (Wang Ya Gao Jian)
Publisher: Future Press
Language: Simplified Chinese, no pinyin or English
Age: 3-6 years
Retail price: 155 yuan
Where to buy: Tmall.com (via TaoBao.com)
我们的太空 (Our Space) BOOK REVIEW
There is so much to enjoy in this book, including:
- Clear and realistic pictures mixed with simple but proportional cartoons (Montessori-friendly)
- Interactive flaps
- Spiral binding with thick pages and hard cover
- Organized information. Compared to other children’s science books, I think the photos and text are arranged clearly. Many other books are too busy with tiny font.
The text is in simplified Chinese with no pinyin or English.
The inside of the front cover has a small folder with a pop-up Earth. We learned that it’s pretty durable since it is still working after my son tried to fold it a few times! The first few pages of the book has an overview of the Earth and its continents.
Below is an example of a “mini-book” about the Earth.
This page has flaps which explain seasons in relation to the Earth’s rotation around the sun.
Detailed illustrations of the planets and asteroids will make kids curious to learn about the solar system! The latter half of the book also discusses rocket ships and astronauts.
How awesome is this page about constellations, which includes Ursa Major (the Great Bear)? Our constellation sticker activity goes well with this subject!
There’s just so much to learn from one book!
If you’re looking for more Outer Space books in Chinese, I also highly recommend these National Geographic books.
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