多多和他的超级妈妈 (DuoDuo and His Super Mom) and 多多和他的超级爸爸 (DuoDuo and His Super Dad) is a cute series of picture books for young children. These books are perfect for honoring Mother’s Day and Father’s Day or simply just bonding with parents!
Both of my kids (4.5-year-old daughter, 22-month-old son) love these books! When we first got these books, I let my daughter stay up past her bedtime since she was so excited to read all ten of them!
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Series title: 多多和他的超级妈妈 (5 books) and 多多和他的超级爸爸 (5 books)
Publisher: 清华大学出版社 (Tsinghua University Press)
Age level: 3-6 years
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Review of 多多和他的超级妈妈 (DuoDuo and His Super Mom) and 多多和他的超级爸爸 (DuoDuo and His Super Dad)
This paperback series about a boy and his parents is very relatable for young children.
Daily routine topics, such as cooking, shopping, going to the doctor, and choosing clothes are covered.
At first glance, I was concerned that the pink and blue covers meant that the mother and father roles would be stereotypical. There are traditional roles such as the mom being an amazing cook and taking DuoDuo to the supermarket while the father is the amazing engineer.
However, in the story about the mom cooking, the father is involved with gardening and preparing a salad. Also, I appreciate that in the father series, he is shown to affectionately and dynamically read stories to his son. He and the mother both take DuoDuo to the doctor’s office.
Therefore, I am happy to see that both the mother and father are shown to be warm and loving toward their son.
The illustrations are realistic-appearing cartoons, and the characters have Asian characteristics (eg smaller, normal-sized eyes compared to Taoshu).
Since pop culture is dominated by Western features, I strongly feel that Asian children should be exposed to illustrations of characters that represent them.
My kids enjoyed looking and talking about all of the details in the colorful pictures!
In terms of reading level, some pages have only 1-2 lines of text while others have 5-6 lines.
However, this may be a good series to follow after Sagebooks if the parent is fairly literate in Chinese and can help the child learn new words from the stories.
My daughter’s favorite books in the series
Of these 10 books, my daughter’s 2 favorites are:
- My Super Mom 我的超级妈妈: Each page has a shadow puppet of a different animal! Therefore, kids can have fun trying to recreate each of the shadow puppets.
- Dad, I Hate Going To The Hospital 爸爸，我讨厌去医院: My daughter is fascinated by anything medical-related, especially if there are illustrations of needles! This could be a helpful story to read before taking your child to the physician for a check-up.
多多和他的超级妈妈 (DuoDuo and His Super Mom) (5 books)
My Super Mom 我的超级妈妈
Mom, I Love You 妈妈，我爱你
Wow! Super Mom Is An Amazing Cook 哇！超级厨师妈妈本领大
Mom, I Want To Wear This One 妈妈，我要穿这一件
Mom, I Want To Visit The Supermarket 妈妈，我还要逛超市
多多和他的超级爸爸 (DuoDuo and His Super Dad) (5 books)
My Super Dad 我的超级爸爸
Wow! My Father The Amazing Engineer Wow！好棒的工程师爸爸
Hush It’s Dad’s Story Time 嘘！故事爸爸时间到了
Dad, I Hate Going To The Hospital 爸爸，我讨厌去医院
Dad, I Like New Guests 爸爸，我喜欢新客人
Have you read 多多和他的超级妈妈 (DuoDuo and His Super Mom) and 多多和他的超级爸爸 (DuoDuo and His Super Dad)?
If you end up getting these picture books about Asians, let me know what you think in the comments below!
We’d love to hear about your learning experience and if you agree or disagree with our review! What other books do you recommend?
Where to buy Chinese books for kids
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FREE CHINESE AUDIOBOOKS
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