How Penguin Says Please!  -     By: Abigail Samoun, Sarah Watts
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How Penguin Says Please!

Sterling Children's Books / 2015 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 22
Vendor: Sterling Children's Books
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 7.00 X 7.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1454914963
ISBN-13: 9781454914969
Ages: 2-4
Series: Little Traveler

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Por favor, s'il vous plaît, ching: this adorable board book teaches preschoolers how to say “please” in seven languages! Join Penguin as she enjoys pastries in France, explores the Hermitage in Russia, sees Mount Fuji in Japan and the Pyramids in Egypt, buys fish in China, sips chai in India, visits relatives in Argentina—and remembers her manners everywhere she goes! Each “please” word is translated and has a pronunciation guide, and an illustrated map follows Penguin's travels round the world.

Author Bio

Abigail Samoun has edited books that received the CCBC Charlotte Zolotow award, SCBWI Golden Kite award, Pura Belpre Honor, Smithsonian Notable, and NYPL Ezra Jack Keats award. She also edited the middle-grade series Edgar & Ellen, which sold over a half million copies worldwide in 12 languages and inspired a cartoon series on Nickelodeon. In 2011, she cofounded Red Fox Literary, a children's book agency representing authors and illustrators, with agent extraordinaire Karen Grencik. Her novelty book What's in Your Purse?, illustrated by Nathalie Dion, was published in spring 2014 by Chronicle. Abigail lives in Sonoma, CA, with her husband and son.
 
Sarah Watts went to Ringling College of Art and Design where she studied with many great instructors. She then worked at Carter's for two years, designing images and patterns for baby clothes, and then at International Greetings creating patterns for stationery, gift bags, and other giftables. Sarah then started a career as an independent illustrator, and her clients include Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Amazon Children's Publishing, Random House UK, and Penguin Books UK. She lives in Atlanta, GA.

Editorial Reviews

"A brief, age-appropriate introduction to eight common world languages for toddler travelers. . . . Good manners travel well in this board book for preschool linguists. " —Kirkus Online

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