Halala Means Welcome: A Book of Zulu Words

Halala Means Welcome: A Book of Zulu Words

by Ken Wilson-Max
     
 

Michael goes to visit his friend Chindi. As they play, they introduce each other to some very basic Zulu words, sounds and culture. Simple, child-friendly text and colorful, bold illustrations create the perfect first introduction to South African life.  See more details below

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Michael goes to visit his friend Chindi. As they play, they introduce each other to some very basic Zulu words, sounds and culture. Simple, child-friendly text and colorful, bold illustrations create the perfect first introduction to South African life.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Linda Uhlenkott
Michael introduces his friend, Chidi, to the readers and then shows all of them around his house and the area where he lives. Interspersed with the story are the South African words for the items that Michael shows Chidi. Pictures in strong primary colors illustrate the book, and the illustrations make it easy for the reader to match the South African word to the object. Children enjoy Michael and Chidi's day together, while they are introduced to the vocabulary of another culture.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-An excellent picture-book introduction to the Zulu language. Wilson-Max begins with a map of the African continent that highlights South Africa, the land of the Zulu people. Readers are then introduced to two boys who live there. Michael visits Chidi, who takes his friend through his home and identifies parts of the house, his toys, and the family garden, and animals. Each short recounting of Michael's visit is followed by a two-page uncluttered spread of bold, simple watercolor illustrations of the items Chidi mentions. Young readers will learn that the lives and interests of these children are very similar to their own. The English terms appear next to the bold print Zulu words. The book concludes with a 25-word glossary with a pronunciation key. A fine resource for a unit on South Africa.-Marie Wright, University Library, Indianapolis, IN
Kirkus Reviews
Chidi and Michael are friends who live in South Africa. Michael comes to visit Chidi at his home, with a bag of toys to share. The boys play together, look at Chidi's books and maps, milk the goat and feed the hens, and have a snack. On pages showing all this activity, several wordsþmostly nounsþappear in Zulu and in English, and are illustrated. A glossary appears at the end, with a pronunciation guide that explains how to make the distinctive "click" sound in Zulu, as in the q in iquanda (egg). Wilson-Max (Max, p. 1200, etc.) paints in matte planes of color outlined in black, which give his pages a patterned, decorative look. (glossary, map) (Picture book. 4-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786804146
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Series:
Jump at the Sun Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 12.75(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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