You can begin the day by saying, Good morning!” Or you could say, Guten morgen,” or buon giorno,” too. They all mean good morning” in different languages!
In this book you can learn how to say thank you” and please” in Chinese and no” in French, and yes” in Zulu.
Twelve common phrases, twelve very different languages (German, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Hindi, Chinese, Zulu, Japanese, Italian, French, and Portuguese), and one very fun book!
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Illustrator Denis Roche says, "It"s fun choosing what colors to use. I think this book has shmone different shades of blue in it. I usually paint for nueve hours a day and then get tired and sleep for shi hours." Roche has written and illustrated numerous books. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her family.
Until a year ago, the only language Lezlie Evans knew how to speak was English. Then she decided it would be fun to learn twelve new phrases in twelve different languages. Now Lezlie is able to speak with her friends from around the world in many languages. She lives in Virginia with her family.
K-Gr. 3. The main character (who acts and is dressed like a child but has the head of a cat) begins a new year of school, exhorted by the text to "greet the whole wide world" (friends, teacher, new kids, staff, and parents) with appropriate phrases. As the day goes on, the friendly cat does so, using 12 languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Zulu. On the left-hand side of each double-page spread, a four-line, rhyming verse sets up a situation that calls for an English word or phrase, such as please, thank you, orno, which appears in bold type. Below the verse are three columns. The first presents the expression in one of the other languages; the second gives the phonetic pronunciation, and the third identifies the language. To the right, extending across the gutter, a large painting, created in flat colors and a naive style, clearly illustrates a familiar situation. The final spread is a world map indicating countries where each of the languages is spoken. Recommended for larger collections, this book encourages courtesy as well as multilingual expression. Carolyn Phelan
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