Mandy and her panda friend play lots of different sports together: basketball, gymnastics, and football. The text is simple and written in English and Chinese characters (with the English phonetics for pronunciation).
This book series is designed to introduce children to Chinese and teach them the language. That said, because it is a bilingual book, you can read just the English and talk about the subject (sports). A CD offers the opportunity to introduce children to the sound of the language.
4 to 8
0 to 4
Read with 2-year-old and 4-year-old boys.
Borrow. Toddlers and preschoolers who like sports will find this a nice book to look at.
Both of my sons enjoyed this book because they love sports. We shared it a couple of times and they also picked up the books to flip through the pages and talk about the sports by themselves.
This was a so-so book. We didn't attempt the Chinese words, but I liked that my boys were enthusiastic about reading it. There isn't much of a "story" per se.
This is a book about sports that is thematically appropriate for toddlers interested in sports.
Although the illustrations are cute, they are not superb.