My First Book of French Words

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How do you say “hello” in French? Explore the pages of this French/English picture dictionary to learn new words and phrases. Colorful photographs and simple labels make learning French fun.
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How do you say “hello” in French? Explore the pages of this French/English picture dictionary to learn new words and phrases. Colorful photographs and simple labels make learning French fun.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heidi Quist
The book begins with two notes for help, including the suggestion to look at the phonetic spellings and a simple explanation of the French articles (le, la, les, du, de la, and des) used before all nouns. Following this, each page has photographs with a theme, with individual items tagged with the English word, the French word, and the noted attempt at phonetic spelling. Themes include family, body parts, clothing, toys, items found in different rooms in the house and school, food, farm and city scenes, gardens, and colors. The selection of items is consistent with young children's scheme of importance, and the use of real photographs will make the book consistent with curriculum demands of many preschool classrooms, including Montessori schools. The biggest drawback to the book is the attempt at phonetic spellings. It is evident that Kudela did not consult a native or even a fluent speaker. Because of the difference in mouth positions and particularly the use of nasal pronunciations, I have never recommended phonetic spelling aids, other than the International Phonetic Alphabet, to my French students. Such spellings often lead to misunderstanding when the user attempts to communicate with a native or knowledgeable speaker. This book is far from an exception to this suggestion, particularly since the author offers no explanation of the phonetic spellings, these spellings are not consistent among each other for same sounds, sometimes are simply incorrect, and she offers no explanation or assistance regarding the common differences from English to French, such as the nasals. Children in particular need such guides as they are not familiar with phonetic spelling conventions for certain sounds, but even adults will have difficulty with these phonetic spellings. On the positive side, some of the spellings will be useful. And since the book is intended for young children, a knowledgeable adult could easily use the book side by side with a student or students since the items in each picture are sufficiently separated to avoid confusion as a user points to individual objects. Reviewer: Heidi Quist
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—This simple bilingual picture dictionary is illustrated with attractive, colorful photos. Each themed spread introduces 10 words, first in English and then in French, followed by the approximate French pronunciation. There's a brief explanation of "la," "le," and "les," though they're all equated with "the" (there's no mention of masculine/feminine, singular/plural). The 130 words cover family, body parts, clothes, toys, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, food, farm, garden, colors, classroom, city, numbers, and useful phrases. There are a few odd omissions—the kitchen scene, for instance, shows a spoon, knife, fork, plate and bowl, but no cup or glass. Overall, this book is appealing, useful, and easy to comprehend. Similar titles are Neil Morris's First French Words (Oxford, 2007) and Natacha Diaz's Larousse Picture Dictionary (2002). However, both feature overly busy drawings and lack pronunciations.—Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429632959
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Language: French
  • Series: Bilingual Picture Dictionaries Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 412,672
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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