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Delightful scenes with speech bubbles and natural dialogue introduce young children to the French language in a natural way. With flaps to lift to reveal the English translation of the simple French phrases. Key vocabulary is highlighted in a separate panel to help children learn essential words. Features scenes such as the classroom, the park and the farm illustrated with Jo Litchfield’s colourful models. With Internet-links to interactive scenes and online pronunciation guide.
Felicity Brooks is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She studied English and Drama at Exeter University and worked as an actor, teacher and lexicographer before starting work in children’s publishing in the late 1980s. She has written and edited hundreds of children’s titles, including stories and novelty books for pre-schoolers and books about history, geography, languages, science, maths, nature and the arts. Her books have won the TES Senior Information Book Award, the Aventis Science Books Prize, the SLA Information Book Award, the Sheffield Baby Books Award and Practical Pre-school Gold and Silver Awards.
“An involving and accessible way to introduce children to conversational French. There is no pronunciation guide but readers can visit the Usborne website to hear the words spoken.”
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