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Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book
     

Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book

by Muriel Feelings, Tom Feelings (Illustrator)
 

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A companion to the Caldecott Honor Book Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book 

Jambo Means Hello introduces children to the Swahili alphabet with helpful pronunciation keys, while presenting East African culture and lifestyles through an easy-to-understand narrative and vivid illustrations.  

A Caldecott Honor Book

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Overview

A companion to the Caldecott Honor Book Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book 

Jambo Means Hello introduces children to the Swahili alphabet with helpful pronunciation keys, while presenting East African culture and lifestyles through an easy-to-understand narrative and vivid illustrations.  

A Caldecott Honor Book

* “A lyrical song of Swahili life.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble Staff
Here is an introduction not only to the letters of the alphabet, but also to another language and culture. Each of the twenty-four letters (there are no q or x sounds in Swahili) is represented by a Swahili word, a clear phonetic pronunciation guide, and an explanation of how the word fits into African life. Gorgeous pencil and ink illustrations help give young African-Americans a glimpse of their heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140546521
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
Picture Puffin Books Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
195,152
Product dimensions:
10.48(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
AD640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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