Little Treasures

Little Treasures

Endearments from Around the World

By Jacqueline K. Ogburn; Chris Raschka (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547428628, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 2012

A tender collection of endearments for children the world over. All over the world, people express their love for their children through endearments, such as sweetie pie or peanut. A child might be called little angel, angelito, in Spanish or precious, bao bei, in Chinese or my sweet little moon, mera chanda, in Hindi.
Little Treasures offers a wealth of endearments in fourteen languages to share with your own beloved poppet and petit chou.

About the Author
Ogburn grew up in Winston-Salem, NC. Her hobbies include renovating a seventy-year-old house where she lives with her husband Den Deahl and young daughters Claire and Emily.

Chris Raschka is the illustrator of "The Hello, Goodbye Window", which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book "Yo! Yes?; Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Mysterious Thelonious; John Coltrane's Giant Steps;" and "Can't Sleep." He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

Praise For Little Treasures

"An effective and satisfying way of introducing the universal facets and feelings of childhood."--School Library Journal "This will have obvious appeal for populations with large ESL groups, but it would also make an excellent gift book for your own honey/pumpkin/sunshine/babycakes."--Bulletin "Move over, "sunshine." Ogburn and Raschka give families a whole new vocabulary with which to express their love. ...The message about familial love being a universal human trait is clearly and joyfully articulated; it’s hard to imagine a sweeter concept." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A colorful catalogue of endearments for children spans the globe and expands awareness by showing how love is universal." --Kirkus "Marvelous illustrations by the Caldecott winner Raschka and an inclusive look at expressions of love from Poland to Uganda. Little 'Light of My Hearts' (Arabic) and 'Little Fatties' (Chile) will relish the experience." --New York Times