Top positive review
Great for Adult Learners
Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2020
I am just starting out with Yoyo Chinese and bought these book prematurely as they are a little more advanced than where I am at. I am still working on tones and pronunciation of pinyin combos. Just as a reference, I am on Unit 4 which is a little more than a week in so take anything I say about the quality/accuracy of this book with a grain of salt.
I have purchased many Scholastic Books for my little one and this reminds me of those but of a higher quality. They offer a slow reading online that you can visit after purchase and even download the audio to go should you want to practice offline. I can easily hear the tones because they read slowly but in a story mode slow. You wouldn't read so slowly that a 5 year old would yawn and fall asleep but you wouldn't read fast either. It's the perfect spot.
The words are color coded to show you they are talking about a certain person or thing. The boy or the girl has a represented color so you know they are being discussed as my upload shows.
I can see a beginner adult easily outgrowing this collection in a matter of a short time but this I feel is an easy stepping stone and was worth the Èrshíwǔ I spent for it.
Disclaimer: I have no Chinese language experience so I cannot verify the book's accuracy. Just the presentation of it was better than Scholastic.