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Lezlie Evans is the author of several books for ...
Lezlie Evans is the author of several books for children, including Snow Dance and Rain Song. She lives in Manassas, Virginia, with her husband and six children.
Rhyming verses instruct the reader to count different objects in one of ten languages, including Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Tagalog, and Hebrew.
Counting is a good introduction to new languages, and Evans (Snow Dance, 1997) has chosen a nice mix for her exercises from 1-10, including French, Spanish, Zulu, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, and Hindi. The numerals appear next to their names in their original languages as well as in transliteration and phonetically. Roche's perky illustrations provide ten objects in each picture to be counted, from toes to lightning bugs. A map at the end of the book shows, with color-coded dots, the locations in the world where these languages are spoken.