Hello Kitty, Hello World!

Hello Kitty, Hello World!

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Bonjour France! Ni hao China! Hola Mexico! Join Hello Kitty� as she says "hello" to a number of countries around the world. Wearing traditional costume, she greets each nation in its native language. In her travels, Hello Kitty visits important monuments, samples regional foods, and learns favorite pastimes and other fun facts about the lands she visits. ThereSee more details below

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Bonjour France! Ni hao China! Hola Mexico! Join Hello Kitty� as she says "hello" to a number of countries around the world. Wearing traditional costume, she greets each nation in its native language. In her travels, Hello Kitty visits important monuments, samples regional foods, and learns favorite pastimes and other fun facts about the lands she visits. There's even a glossary so readers can learn words in each of the various languages. To complete their traveling fun, kids also get four ready-to-mail postcards, three luggage tags, and a bookmark. So, pack your bags and say "Hello World!"

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In this shallow, simplistic reprint of a 1976 guidebook, Kitty travels to twelve countries, supposedly to introduce children to distinct characteristics of each country. On the two-page spread allotted for a country, the reader sees a world map with the country highlighted, simple drawings of animals, landmarks, and food particular to that country. The phrase, "good morning," is written in the language of the country. Even though the brightly colored illustrations are attractive, this guidebook shows its age. It is filled with misrepresentations and negative stereotypes of each country's cultural traditions, dress, and food. It would be inappropriate to use this book as an introduction to any multicultural study. The only redeeming quality of the book is the translation guide in the back. 2000 (orig. 1976), Harry N. Abrams, $12.95. Ages 3 to 5. Reviewer: J. B. Petty
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-The "Hello Kitty" character is a registered trademark that adorns a bevy of merchandise ranging from pencils to children's luggage. She appears here as an international tour guide. As the kitten explains in an introductory postcard to "Mama & Papa," she is "off to see the world," globe-trotting across 13 countries. A double-page spread is devoted to each of her stops and all include labeled drawings of highlights from a particular nation. For example, Mexico is represented by pictures of a bull, the Day of the Dead, a burrito, etc., and Hello Kitty takes center stage wearing a sombrero. All labeling is in English, and a concluding "International Guidebook" provides translations and pronunciations. The overly adorable illustrations have a peel-and-stick look to them with lots of bright color but little substance. "Hello Kitty" fans will be attracted to this candy-coated travel guide, more for its featured character than the casually selected bits of information hidden within. However, readers deserve more than what this poorly organized and superficial treatment has to offer. Be aware that two pages of postcards and name tags, perforated for easy removal, are also included.-Alicia Eames, New York City Public Schools Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810934436
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
1 - 8 Years

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