(Link for this set of books at Dangdang: http://product.dangdang.com/product.aspx?product_id=9284655
It's again, a translated one. By the way, I have not bought any book that is written by authors from mainland China, or Taiwanese. I may try some later. For now, I feel it's "safer" to get translated ones.
And it's again, it's categorised as picture books 绘本.
The author is a Richard Scarry (1919-1994). He is a famous children book author in the USA. He uses specially drawn funny animals in his books. It's a pretty busy book, whole page of pictures in every page of the book. Very rich in content. Very creative and imaginative. And also helps children in observation.
This set consists of these 4 titles:
An example of the page. This is in the kitchen. This one is a little like those children dictionary, except that it's with nice funny cartoons, and it still tells a story, albeit a simple one. It's in bilingual, English and Chinese. So it's good for those who wants to teach children Chinese (though, again, there is no han yu pin ying).
This is another example. About their journey to a rural area. I like how rich each page it, if you want to be very detail, you can tell lots of story just with this one page. The stories it tells is often very funny! Added in the humour that children can appreciate.
I will probably buy more books from this author when Hao Re gets bored of this set, which I think will take a long time. I am going to lend one of these books to Hao Re's best maid, Isaac, to see how he responds to this book. Wonder if all children like his book or just Hao Re :-) Xi Yu doesn't really like this set, she only likes selected pages. But she learns a lot of things from these books too.
For those we want to order from Dangdang, I think you can order it direct from their website. Think they can ship to addresses outside of China. If you are not able to order it, leave me message here, or send me an e-mail. I have learnt a few tips from a friend on how to order from Dangdang.
More to come. Stay tune!