READ & REVIEWED: Sherlock Sam by AJ Low (Chinese edition)
A fun and engaging middle-grade book series about a Singapore kid detective and the mysteries and cases he solves with his friends.
Many of you are probably familiar with the long-standing Sherlock Sam book series by A J Low about the Singapore kid detective and the mysteries and cases he solves with his friends, but did you know the Chinese editions of the first 4 books were published recently? 😉
I had finished reading the first book 超级神探夏洛克：传家宝失踪案 with my girls and have since started on the second book. So far, we are enjoying the mysteries and good humour in the stories. The first book also had me craving Nonya food! 😅
It's not easy to get my girls interested in Chinese books, so it's a good sign that they were asking for another chapter and another when we were reading together. (I try to read Chinese books with my girls before bedtime, it's a habit we fostered since they were young and a way to get them to read Chinese books.) There's no hanyu pinyin in the books but Little E who is in P5 is able to read most of the words on her own.
We borrowed these from the National Library but I've seen them sold in a box set on Amazon. We're definitely looking forward to the Chinese versions for the rest of the series!
BTW do let me know if you have any good middle-grade Chinese books to recommend! It's not easy to find those that can keep my girls engaged. They like 闹闹 , 米小圈 and the Chinese Ellie Belly series but there are only so many times we can keep re-reading them 😅
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