Can You Greet the Whole Wide World?

12 Common Phrases in 12 Different Languages

By Lezlie Evans; Denis Roche (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Library Binding, 9780618563272, 40pp.)

Publication Date: May 2006

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Description

You can begin the day by saying, “Good morning!” Or you could say, “Guten morgen,” or “buon giorno,” too. They all mean “good morning” in different languages!

In this book you can learn how to say “thank you” and “please” in Chinese and “no” in French, and “yes” in Zulu.

Twelve common phrases, twelve very different languages (German, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Hindi, Chinese, Zulu, Japanese, Italian, French, and Portuguese), and one very fun book!




About the Author

Illustrator Denis Roche says, "It's fun choosing what colors to use. I think this book has shmone different shades of blue in it. I usually paint for nueve hours a day and then get tired and sleep for shi hours." Roche has written and illustrated numerous books. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her family.




Praise For Can You Greet the Whole Wide World?

"This book is a great way to introduce the many similarities and interests of children around the world. . . . An appropriate and fun way for students to experiment with various languages." –SLJ School Library Journal

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