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My First Book of Vietnamese Words An ABC Rhyming Book of Vietnamese Language & C
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Phuoc Thi Minh Tran Nguyen Dong
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My First Book of Vietnamese Words An ABC Rhyming Book of Vietnamese Language & C

Phuoc Thi Minh Tran Nguyen Dong Hop Thi Nguyen



Cultural Resources » Vietnamese;
Languages » Vietnamese


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

This Vietnamese children's book teaches in a playful way-combining the familiar ABC rhyming structure with vivid illustrations to encourage young children's natural language learning abilities. Words kids use every day in English are joined by words unique to Vietnamese culture to give kids a glimpse of Vietnamese life and to show how, despite cultural differences, children the world over have a lot in common.

Linguistic and cultural notes are added to enhance the kids' adventure in a land that's modern yet filled with wonderful traditions.

By:   Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, Nguyen Dong
Illustrated by:   Hop Thi Nguyen
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 203mm, 
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9780804849074
ISBN 10:   0804849072
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   July 2017
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Language:   Vietnamese
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Phuoc Thi Minh Tran spent ten months in a refugee camp in Malaysia before coming to America. In 1984, a 50-hour Greyhound bus trip brought her from California to Minnesota, where she became the state's first Vietnamese librarian. She has been an active storyteller for over twenty years, visiting many cities across the US to share Vietnamese folklore with children and adults alike. She is the author of the Moonbeam Award-winning Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories. llustrators Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong began their careers as young professional artists in the South Vietnam of the 1960s, exhibiting in France, Taiwan, Germany, and the US as well as in Saigon. Since their marriage in 1968 they have collaborated on book and magazine covers, posters and illustrations for over one hundred titles for publishers around the world. Among their many titles are Thich Nhat Hanh's Each Breath a Smile and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Open up any one of these books and you'll see beautiful illustrations depicting the target culture, a fun and memorable rhyme, the foreign vocab in Roman letters, as well as in their native script. --Castle View Academy blog These books work for younger kids and also help teach ABC's. They are a series of ABC rhyming books about Asian languages and culture. Each book has information about how certain letters in the language are pronounced...The books have colorful illustrations and rhyming information using the word from the language of the book and its English version as well as a bit about the word in the particular culture. --Crafty Moms Share Readers gain a useful introduction to the Vietnamese language, alphabet, and culture in this companion to similar books on Indonesian, Chinese, Korean, and other Asian languages ... supplemental cultural details, included in brief asides, add valuable context to a book with few competitors on bookstore shelves. --Publishers Weekly Alphabet books that reinforce the beauty and importance of learning about many languages and cultures. --Booklist This book by the team that produced the award-winning Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories, provides cultural tidbits, values, and traditions in captions, with rhymes (and occasionally strained meter) in large type for young readers ... Despite the challenges of Vietnamese language and uncertain meter, this book is a lovely tribute to a culture and its people. A valuable addition to a language and geography collections. --School Library Journal

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