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I Read Symbols

I Read Symbols

by Tana Hoban
     
 

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Symbols are everywhere, and children don't need to read or to speak a word of the English language to understand this universal language. How many of these twenty-seven wordless signs can you read? Tana Hoban opens our eyes to how much we read every day without words.

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Symbols are everywhere, and children don't need to read or to speak a word of the English language to understand this universal language. How many of these twenty-seven wordless signs can you read? Tana Hoban opens our eyes to how much we read every day without words.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joni Lucas
Award winning photographer Tana Hoban has put together a collection of practical signs children will see on the road and in public places to help them learn, understand and recognize basic images without words. Common traffic signs and other emblems alerting people to upcoming traffic signals, detours, deer crossings, restrooms, first aid, school zones, no smoking and railroad crossings are presented. There are a total of 27 photographs in the book with a symbol on each page. The large photographs allow readers to see each sign up close-something that's not easily done driving by-and gives them time to study the colors, shape and design of the symbols even if they don't read or speak English. There is a glossary at the back of the book that tells readers what each sign means. The format of the book, which doesn't have any text, also gives adults the chance to talk with their children about these signs, what they mean, how they are used and their importance-as well as encouraging independence and common sense.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688166960
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.76(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.10(d)

Meet the Author

Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in galleries around the world. She has won many gold medals and prizes for her work as a photographer and filmmaker. Her books for children are known and loved throughout the world.

Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in galleries around the world. She has won many gold medals and prizes for her work as a photographer and filmmaker. Her books for children are known and loved throughout the world.

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