Herbert de shengri - in simplified characters

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Cute Chinese easy reader for absolute beginners. Today is Herbert's birthday, and he has invited his friends from all over the world. He looks forward to the presents, but his friends seem to have misunderstood his birthday wish list...

This is a happy book with colorful illustrations, written in simple Chinese and containing only 46 different (unique) words. Ideal for absolute beginners.


  • first-year Chinese reader
  • in simplified characters
  • less than 100 unique characters
  • characters are color coded, indicating the pronunciation tones
  • no glossary

Information for teachers

Find out more about teaching Chinese through novels and comprehensible input at Terry Waltz's blog and Ignite Language.

Would you like to order a set of 20 of more copies* for your class? We will give you a 10% discount (for 20 or more copies of the same title). Please, order the novels via e-mail. Due to relatively small stock numbers, please allow 2-3 weeks for your order.

Author: Terry Waltz
Year of publication: 2014
Number of pages: 44
ISBN: 978-1-946626-1-10
Illustrated: by the author
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