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What Is Your Language?

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Russian, Japanese, Swahili, Spanish--how does each language sound? What are people of each culture like? Children can find out with this brightly illustrated introduction to foreign lands. "Along with the pleasure of adventure is the recognition of community with kids everywhere".--Booklist

Emphasizes that many different languages are spoken in different parts of the world, giving examples from French and German to Arabic and ...

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Overview

Russian, Japanese, Swahili, Spanish--how does each language sound? What are people of each culture like? Children can find out with this brightly illustrated introduction to foreign lands. "Along with the pleasure of adventure is the recognition of community with kids everywhere".--Booklist

Emphasizes that many different languages are spoken in different parts of the world, giving examples from French and German to Arabic and Spanish.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The lyrics to a children's song from the '60s serve here as text to introduce a variety of cultures to young readers. An adventurous boy boards a plane bound for various points around the globe. At each destination he asks the question "What is your language?'' and receives a response from some friendly native kids, e.g., "My language is Chinese / This is the way it sounds: / shi shi shi shi shi shi.'' Although a page with a simplified musical score and an endnote about languages--containing a pronunciation key--are somewhat informative, their isolation from the text makes for a disjointed reading experience. Readers must infer from stereotypical objects in Wellington's flat gouache and watercolor paintings which country is being visited. The moon-faced children all wear the same vapid but cheerful expression throughout the book. Though the emphasis on cultural tolerance is promising, this volume delivers little more than the translation of "yes'' and "no'' into a few foreign languages. Ages 2-6. (Jan.)
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PreS-Gr 1-In this song in picture-book format, a young boy traveling around the world asks the youngsters he encounters, "What is your language? Please tell me now.'' Each group responds with the name of their native tongue and then replies, "This is the way it sounds....'' The boys and girls say the word "yes'' in German, French, Russian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Swahili, and Spanish. Then, when the traveler says he must go home, on one page they all say "no'' in their respective languages. On each double-page spread, smiling children are dressed in crayon-bright native costumes. In the backgrounds are samples of national architecture or scenery- half-timbered houses in Germany, snow and igloos in the far North, a richly patterned bazaar in the Middle East. The music, information about where the languages are spoken, and a pronunciation guide are appended. Decorative flags (unidentified) and a world-map endpapers (only continents are named) are included. A simple multicultural offering.-Nancy Seiner, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140563153
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 2 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

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    Fun song to get young children interested in other languages!

    "...There is a basic map with oceans and continents labeled on both the front and back inside covers, and the back pages of the book also have the following resources: the words and sheet music for the song AND a page of information about language, including a little information about each of the languages featured in the book and a basic pronunciation guide for the non-English words.

    I think this book is a cute and fun way to get a young child interested in other languages and cultures; it's no Dora the Explorer, but when I tried it out with some preschoolers at the childcare facility where I used to work, they really enjoyed the song and had a lot of fun saying the foreign words. ..."

    For full review, please visit me, Les Livres, on Blogger!

    jaimeliredeslivres (dot) blogspot (dot) com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2003

    Fun and Educational

    A student in my pre-kindergarten class brought in this book and tape. All the class was humming the song for days! Us teachers were too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2001

    Great Book & Tape!

    We got the book & tape set a long time ago. My daughter listened to it so much she wore the tape out. Now we are in search of a new one!! Wonderful!!!

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