Originally written in French by Christian Jolibois, the 不一样的卡梅拉 La Petite Poules books in Chinese are an entertaining read for kids!
When my 老大 (lǎodà) was younger, our Chinese teacher would bring 不一样的卡梅拉 books for us to borrow.
Since my daughter enjoyed them, I decided to buy this fiction series.
My friends with elementary school-aged kids raved about these books, so it seemed worthwhile to add to our home library.
- 作者 (Author): Christian Jolibois, Cristian Elysch (illustrator), and 郑迪蔚 (translator)
- Where to buy: Please compare prices and shipping options to see which option is most convenient for you. You may also want to look for versions that include Hanyu Pinyin if you or your child cannot read Chinese fluently.
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- Compatible with Luka Reading Robot which has high-quality narration
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不一样的卡梅拉 La Petite Poules Series in Chinese Review
不一样的卡梅拉 is an anthropomorphic series about this chicken who is on a quest to see the world.
卡梅拉 faces various challenges, such as getting lost at sea, figuring out how to lay an egg, and meeting alien chickens from other planets. While learning how to navigate difficulties, 卡梅拉 finds her partner, a red chicken, in the process.
The 不一样的卡梅拉 stories are….
- Funny and imaginative
- Appeal to a wide age range
- Illustrations are bright, witty, and engaging
不一样的卡梅拉 Reading level
Each page has anywhere from 2 lines of text to a couple of short paragraphs.
Compared to most Chinese picture books, 不一样的卡梅拉 books are longer with 48 pages per book. Each book takes approximately 15-25 minutes to read.
What age is best for 不一样的卡梅拉 books?
Although I generally prefer realistic books for toddlers and preschoolers, I do want them to know about stories that are popular in China.
My daughter first heard the 不一样的卡梅拉 stories when she was around 3 years old. After going through a period of disinterest, I was surprised to see her like them again at age 6. In fact, I think that she enjoys them better now that she’s older and can read them on her own.
Currently, my son is 3, and he enjoys listening to the 不一样的卡梅拉 books and talking about the action in the illustrations.
I have some friends with children ages 7-9 years, and their sons still like these books!
Various versions of 不一样的卡梅拉 La Petite Poules Series in Chinese
When you’re shopping for 不一样的卡梅拉 books, please note that there are a variety of Chinese versions on the market.
The sets include anywhere from 12 to 15 books depending on the publisher and bookstore. Amazon sells the base set of 12 books; we opted for a set of 13 books from China, and some versions come with 15 books.
The books also come in various hardcover or paperbook sizes. We ordered the largest available size because the font size was also larger in these books.
In addition, the 不一样的卡梅拉 books are available with or without Hanyu Pinyin. We prefer books without Pinyin. However, if you or your child depend on Pinyin, then you’ll be happy to know there are options!
不一样的卡梅拉 Book titles
- 《我想去看海》I Want to See the Ocean
- 《我想有颗星星》I Want to Have a Star
- 《我想有个弟弟》I Want A Brother
- 《我去找回太阳》I Will Get The Sun Back
- 《我爱小黑猫》I Love The Black Kitten
- 《我能打败怪兽》I Can Defeat the Monster
- 《我要找到朗朗》I Must Find Lang Lang
- 《我不要被吃掉》I Must Not Be Eaten
- 《我好喜欢她》I Really Like Her
- 《我要救出贝里奥》I Must Rescue Beili’ao
- 《我不是胆小鬼》I Am Not Scared
- 《我爱平底锅》I Love the Pan
- 《我唤醒了睡美人》I Woke Up the Sleeping Beauty
- 《我登上了逍遥岛》I Found the Xiaoyao Island
- 《我要战胜魔法屋》I Must Defeat the Magic House
Photos of 不一样的卡梅拉 books
不一样的卡梅拉 Book 1 我想去看海 (I want to see the ocean)
不一样的卡梅拉 Book 6 我能打败怪兽 (I can beat the monster)
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