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Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the Worldby Jacqueline K. Ogburn
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As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes. . . . And here, from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time, is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy theyand#151;and the babies they belong toand#151;bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world!
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;This is aand#160;gorgeously simple picture book for very young children, and once you finish the rhythmic, rhyming text, all youand#8217;ll want to do is go back to the beginning . . . and read it again!and#160;Theand#160;luminous watercolor illustrations of these roly-poly little ones from a variety of backgrounds are adorable, quirky, and trueand#160;to life, right down to the wrinkles, dimples, and pudges in their completely squishable arms, legs, and tummies.
"Move over, 'sunshine.' Ogburn and Raschka give families a whole new vocabulary with which to express their love, exploring terms of endearment used around the globe. Impish, doe-eyed figures rendered in broad, calligraphic brushstrokes wear with pride terms like 'ducky,' used in England, and 'kullanmuru,' which means 'nugget of gold' in Finland. Raschka forgoes painting his characters with black, brown, or white skin, instead using gleeful pinks, blues, teals, and greens. The phrases appear both in English and in their original languages (Cyrillic, Mandarin, and Arabic characters are included), with phonetic pronunciations provided for such terms as 'xiao pie dou' ('little mischievous pea' in China) and 'yeinay filiklik' ('my bubble of joy' in Ethiopia). The message about familial love being a universal human trait is clearly and joyfully articulated; it's hard to imagine a sweeter concept. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
You can begin the day by saying, and#147;Good morning!and#8221; Or you could say, and#147;Guten morgen,and#8221; or and#147;buon giorno,and#8221; too. They all mean and#147;good morningand#8221; in different languages!
In this book you can learn how to say and#147;thank youand#8221; and and#147;pleaseand#8221; in Chinese and and#147;noand#8221; in French, and and#147;yesand#8221; 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!
A modern nursery rhyme about the things babies everywhere have in common
Every day, everywhere, babies are born. They're kissed and dressed and rocked and fed--and completely adored by the families who love them. With an irresistible rhyming text and delightfully endearing illustrations, here is an exuberant celebration of playing, sleeping, crawling, and of course, very noisy babies doing all the wonderful things babies do best.
In this dynamic counting book you can learn to count in ten different languages: Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Hindi, Hebrew, and even Zulu! Amaze your teachers, impress your friends, and prepare yourself for world travel with this incredible counting book that's unlike any other. Lezlie Evans's jaunty rhyme and Denis Roche's vibrant illustrations are sure to intrigue young language learners.
About the Author
Marjorie Priceman has illustrated many books for children, including the Caldecott Honorwinning books Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin and Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride. Marjorie lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Jacqueline K. Ogburn worked as an editor at New York publishing houses for a decade before moving to a new home in North Carolina, raising her children, and beginning a second career as a children's book author.
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