Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Book Talk Tuesday - 100 层房子 Review + Giveaway!

When Dumpling first saw the cover (upside down and from a distance) she was confused and trotted over immediately. After seeing the cover the right way up (because the book, though printed in landscape, needs to be read in a portrait format), she went "哦!原来是房子。很好笑, 很有趣!"


:: The story
Written by Japanese Author,Toshio Iwa, the story heads off to a mysterious start when Tochi (多奇), receives an invitation to a 100-storey house. With the invitation comes a trail of questions and thoughts - 这是谁写的呢?(Who wrote this?)  这里以前明明没有房子呀。(The house certainly did not exist previously.)

The adventure was too good to pass off and Tochi decided to accept the invitation and explore!

Upon arriving at the 100-storey house, he was flabbergasted as he could not even see the top of the building! Who stays in this house? Tochi bravely entered and started on his little adventure.

He soon discovers that there are many tenants in this house and every 10 storeys comes a set of animals / insects as tenants.

When Dumpling and I first read this together, we had to stop at level 40 and call it a night as it was bedtime. The next morning, immediately upon waking, Dumpling grabbed the title and turned on the light to read on. She was most anxious to find out who the mysterious host was. :)

:: Illustration
The illustration in this title is quirky and fun. Every 10-storey has its unique features in what is a suitable home for the tenants. From foliage for the family of frogs...

To a hive of bees


And my favorite family of bats (and how everything is upside down!) This was clearly Dumpling's favorite too as she pored over this page for some time, looking through the various activities each 'storey' was engaged in.


Certainly a delightful read for children, this title is wonderful as a read aloud for children from 2YO. To read independently (though font size is a tad small), I would think that it is suitable for 6YO onwards. Regardless of which age group, I'd imagine your children will have loads of fun following the various scenes from each storey and to finally being able to discover who the host is. :)

I am pleased to share that Read with Me Mommy is sponsoring one copy of this title (hardcover!) for a giveaway. :)

Earn credits using Rafflecopter below:


 (For Singapore residents only)

The more credits you earn, the higher your chances! :)

That's not all! Just for Beanie N Us readers, you stand to enjoy a 10% savings when you key in this code BEANIENUS at the checkout! 

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Disclosure: I received a copy of 100 层房子 for the purpose of the review and to share my experience. 

41 comments:

  1. It's an interesting read. Like the way which the natural habitat of the animals are brought into the 100 storey. A good way for kids to explore the similarity and differences between the animals and us.
    Lilium

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  2. Hope to win this book for my 4yo birthday boy today! He is into chinese books recently. Thank you!

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  3. I like the illustration and the words. I hope to add this to our Chinese books collection =) Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  4. A great book for early readers...thank you for sharing...

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  5. We need to increase our collection of Chinese books, and this looks like a great addition. :)

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  6. Lovely title. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Luv d illustrAtion ... seems a fun book to kickstart mandarin reading

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  8. Hope to win this lovely book for my son. He will be thrill!

    Judy

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  9. Hope to win it for my boy who is turning three in two weeks' time.

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  10. The illustrations will definitely pique the interest of my four-year-old.

    robert_sim@yahoo.com

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  11. Hi
    Hope to win this,kkjc88@gmail.com
    Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway

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  12. The kiddo is just starting to read Chinese books, or rather I am trying to making it a nightly routine to read him Chinese books. So this will be an additional resource! Thanks!

    nursingcow@gmail.com

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  13. I feel that this would certainly be a fun read to read to the girl. Hope to be able to win this book.

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  14. Would be great to try this out with my kid!

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  15. The illustrations look captivating and the story line is interesting.
    I would love to read it to my boys.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Would like to explore more about the animals living in the house.

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  17. Hope to win this for my 2 years old boy.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  18. I am a non speaking and cant read a word of chinese..but trying very hard to set the correct and firm bilingual foundation for my kids

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  19. Hope to win and let my boy tried out.

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  20. We don't have a portait-orientated Chinese book yet! This will definitely be an interesting one for the girls! And yes, thanks for hosting giveaway!

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  21. What an interesting book! Thank you for sharing :)

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  22. Trying my luck here to win for my 5 years old boy, thanks for sharing !

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  23. I would love to win this because I wish to build their habit to love Mandarin from young. Thanks.

    jess

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  24. We borrowed a similar such book in English from the library and my boy was so keen to keep reading on. It's great to know that there is such books in Mandarin as well. Hope to win this to pique my boy's interest in Mandarin. Tks for giveaway! :)

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  25. A great book for my gal. She likes to read books.

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  26. So that I can inculcate love for Chinese in my girl!

    Cynthia
    edenie98@yahoo.com

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  27. My kids would love to have a new Chinese book!!

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  28. Wow this looks like a great book! Would so love to win this as I find it hard to engage the kids with chinese books, but this looks like it would interest them!

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  29. It's a great book to read and explore together with my children.
    Teo Yee Long

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  30. I love quirky illustrations! And books which are topsy-turvy. And I need to improve *my* Chinese, so this book has everything all rolled into one. Sounds like a winner! :)

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  31. Wonderful book to read aloud to my children as we "climb" higher and higher floors
    John Teo

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  32. Hope to win this book to read together with my god-daughter on a nice weekend.

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  33. Our whole family will love this book.
    Teo Han Choo

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  34. Opps, dunno why my comments didn't show.
    My daughters will surely jump with joy when they receive this book. They love to read so much!

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  35. Struggling to teach my child to like and learn Chinese. Hopefully this book can help to pique his interest more.

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  36. thank you for hosting!
    would love to win this book for my girl!
    furrypawie@gmail.com

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  37. I have a potato bookworm who got attracted to Chinese book when it is interesting enough, and I think this is one! I would definitely love to win this for my lil bookworm who stick to books all the time except when she's asleep!

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  38. My 4-yo son loves reading, but he prefers English books over Chinese. This book looks so attractive I hope it could ignite more interest in him!

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  39. The storyline is intersting, the illustrations are beautiful and it'll be a great read to my little one. Plus, I am starting to introduce the Chinese language to him. :)

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