Do you have an iPad? Did you like our free bilingual Peter Rabbit iPad ebook? If so, you might be interested in our latest iPad application, which bundles together Peter Rabbit and five more classic animal stories by Beatrix Potter: The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Tale of Jeremy Fisher.
Like the Peter Rabbit application, all of the books are completely bilingual, and you can switch between the Chinese and English versions of each page by clicking the 中/英 button or listen to the page in either English or Chinese by clicking on the speaker icon. But we’ve made a few improvements over our previous app as well - the biggest difference is that the Chinese translations now have a “real speech” recording of the page read by Chinese members of the nciku team, instead of using our text-to-speech system (the English version already featured real speech). We’ll also release an updated version of the Peter Rabbit app with these improvements soon. [update: this is now done]
You can download this application for $2.99 US dollars or your local equivalent - less than 50 cents a book! All of these books have been enjoyed by readers across the world for more than a hundred years, and are some of the best selling children’s books of all time. We hope it can help you in your Chinese (or English) studies.
(unfortunately this application is not available in all regions- the books were written over 100 years ago but are still in copyright in some countries, including the European Union, Singapore and some parts of Latin America)
Update: We’ve now also released Japanese versions of the free Peter Rabbit ebook and the $2.99 collection of 6 Beatrix Potter books, so if you enjoy our apps and know someone who’s studying Japanese, please let them know!Share this post on: Twitter | Sina Weibo