• Vivian Teo

READ & REVIEWED: Plants vs Zombies Chinese comics

These funny comics featuring favourite Plants vs Zombies (PVZ) characters will entertain fans, even reluctant Chinese book readers.

Anyone else also has a hard time getting their kids to read Chinese books? 😅 My kids adore the 闹闹story book and comic series, but that's about it when it comes to Chinese books that capture their interest 😔


So I'm pretty glad that we got our hands on these Chinese Plants vs Zombies comics that they're totally digging right now. I think reading books with their favourite characters in them does help to pique their interest (they are in a PVZ phase now, but who knows how long it'll last 😋).


When our elder girl was much younger, we got her interested in Chinese books by reading those with her favourite Disney movie characters like Toy Story, Cars and Little Mermaid. Sad to say, we had stopped after a while and focused on English books instead after we found her English rather lacking compared to her Mandarin, and we often find more interesting choices for English books compared to Chinese kids literature 😅. But that said, I find that books with our kids' favourite characters always help to draw them back to Chinese books and it's a strategy we employ every now and then to get them to pick up a Chinese book.


Now, back to these comics. These are not comics with storylines. They are comics which feature one joke per page. So it's not very wordy, has lots of funny pictures and doesn't feel too daunting for the kids (see example below).

The words are a little hard for my P2 girl (she just looks at the pics and laugh 🙄) but my P4 girl says she can read most of the words. I read these with them before bedtime and they could get most of the jokes. I had some good laughs myself 😋.

We got these from Maha YuYi which is a treasure trove for Chinese books, even those with favourite characters like Barbie and Wreck-it-Ralph. They also carry Chinese versions of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Timmy Tammy and Ellie Belly.


Great time to buy now btw as the bookshop is having an online book fair, and there is free delivery with minimum purchase of $50! Good things must share! 😊


Disclaimer: We paid for our books, and my opinions and reviews here are strictly my and my family’s own.


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