The Book of Languages: Talk Your Way around the World

Category: Book
By (author): Webb, Mick
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Reference / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Owlkids Books
Published: August 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 11.00in x 8.50in x 0.18in
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$ 13.95
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From The Publisher*We use language all day, every day- probably without thinking much about it. But if you stop and consider it, language is not only extremely important, it's fascinating, too! Use of language is one of the key things distinguishing humans from other animals, and nearly 7,000 languages are spoken around the world. Without it, we'd be hard pressed to communicate, express ourselves, or understand others.


The Book of Languages begins with an introduction to why language is important, how it originated and how it changes. From there, the book profiles 21 of the world's languages. Each spread showcases a language's history, where it's spoken, what it looks like and how to speak a few phrases and count to ten. Rounded out with sections on non-verbal and animal language, this book will stimulate readers' curiosity about the world and spark appreciation for language learning.
From The Publisher*Everything you ever wanted to know about language, with introductions to 21 of the world's major languages
From The Publisher*We use language all day, every day- probably without thinking much about it. But if you stop and consider it, language is not only extremely important, it's fascinating, too! Use of language is one of the key things distinguishing humans from other animals, and nearly 7,000 languages are spoken around the world. Without it, we'd be hard pressed to communicate, express ourselves, or understand others.


The Book of Languages begins with an introduction to why language is important, how it originated and how it changes. From there, the book profiles 21 of the world's languages. Each spread showcases a language's history, where it's spoken, what it looks like and how to speak a few phrases and count to ten. Rounded out with sections on non-verbal and animal language, this book will stimulate readers' curiosity about the world and spark appreciation for language learning.
Review Quote*"Children will come away from this quick but sweeping linguistic look-see able to exchange greetings and a "How are you doing?" with anyone (almost) anywhere in the world."
Review Quote*"Webb provides a solid introduction to world languages using charts, sidebars, and maps... Would-be polyglots ought to find it 'Harika!' (that's Turkish for great)."
Review Quote*"An appealing choice for kids intrigued by languages or geography, this clearly written book will fill a gap in many library collections."
Review Quote*"A solid springboard book for introducing new languages and countries."
Review Quote*"Takes readers on a whirlwind linguistic tour."
Review Quote*"This is a very well-laid out book, using bold headings and colorful boxes to portray the information on each page."
Review Quote*"Recommended."