Herbert's Birthday: Projectable Version
It's Herbert's birthday, and friends are great to have...if they get you what you want. But in Herbert's case, they seem to have deleted his birthday e-mail wish list this year. Will Herbert get through to someone to enjoy his birthday to the fullest? Told in simple Chinese, "Herbert" is a happy illustrated book containing only 46 unique Chinese words and 50 Chinese characters. The text is color-coded and has spaces inserted between words to make it more accessible to beginners.This reader was designed especially for use in Cold Character Reading in the Mandarin classroom, but is equally useful for any beginning readers of Chinese. In contrast to children's picture books, which are intended for native speakers, the Zhongwen Bu Mafan! series focuses on the highest-frequency words in the language, providing beginning readers with an engaging and accessible way to strengthen their reading skills in Chinese.
This projectable PDF file has the same text and illustrations as the simple Chinese reader "Herbert's Birthday" intended for new readers of Mandarin Chinese. The license permits unlimited projection by one teacher for all his or her classes, but does not allow copying or printing of the file. Printed versions of this book are available for your class library.