My First Book of Korean Words: An ABC Rhyming Book

My First Book of Korean Words: An ABC Rhyming Book

by Kyubyong Park, Henry J. Amen, Aya Padron
     
 

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My First Book of Korean Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces young children to Korean language and culture through everyday words.

The words profiled in this book are all commonly used in the Korean language and are both informative and fun for English-speaking children to learn. The goals of My First Book of Korean Words

Overview

My First Book of Korean Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces young children to Korean language and culture through everyday words.

The words profiled in this book are all commonly used in the Korean language and are both informative and fun for English-speaking children to learn. The goals of My First Book of Korean Words are multiple: to familiarize children with the sounds and structure of Korean speech; to introduce core elements of Korean culture; to illustrate the ways in which languages differ in their treatment of everyday sounds; and to show how, through cultural importation, a single word can be shared between languages.

Both teachers and parents will welcome the book's cultural and linguistic notes, and appreciate how the book is organized in a familiar ABC structure. Each word is presented in Hangeul, as well as in its Romanized form.

With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon be a part of the nearly 80 million people worldwide that speak Korean!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Simple couplets introduce 26 Korean words (shown in both English and Hangeul characters) in this engaging alphabetical introduction to the language. Since English letters don’t always have Korean equivalents, the authors provide Korean versions of English words for those letters: “V is for vegetables,/ the yachae on my plate./ Cabbage, carrot, zucchini—/ dessert has to wait” (“Korean doesn’t have a V sound, but Korea has plenty of vegetables,” reads an aside). Padrón’s atmospheric illustrations center on a cherubic Korean girl, her family, and her friends, as they demonstrate the popularity of chukgu (soccer), gimchi (aka kimchi), tae kwon do, and more. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
"This book introduces the reader to the Korean alphabet and Korean words. Each page features colorful illustrations and Korean writing." —Audrey, age 7, City Book Review

"With just one book, your kids will be exposed to Korean culture and the Korean alphabet in a rhyming beautifully illustrated picture book." —PragmaticMom.com blog

"Explore gimchi or kimchi, Taekwondo, and won (currency of Korea) as you learn all about Korea." —Growing Book by Book blog

"Perfect for early language introduction, this hardcover book used the English alphabet to introduce Korean words to youngsters. The hangul writing is included for each word so if you have been learning your Korean letters, you can practice reading the words!" —TheseTemporaryTents.com blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462910304
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
09/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
26
Sales rank:
967,878
File size:
31 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Kyubyong Park works at a Korean publishing company that creates practice books for Koreans learning English. Along with Henry J. Amen, IV, he is the author of Korean for Beginners.

Henry J. Amen, IV, is a freelance editor and writer of language learning materials; he studied Korean while working for a publishing company in Seoul for two years. Along with Kyubyong Park, he is the author of Korean for Beginners.

Aya Padron is a freelance artist who works in many media, among them painting and photography. She is the illustrator of Korean for Beginners.

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