Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How Penguin Says Please! (Little Traveler Series) by Abigail Samoun & illustrated by Sarah Watts [Review & Giveaway]

ISBN: 9781454914969 - $6.95 Boardbook
Sterling Children's Books--Ages 2-4
About the book: 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.

My thoughts: A very cute board book for the age 2-4 year old child. While board book design, size, and illustrations are appropriate for the very young child, introducing them to seven languages stretches a bit. Even parents might experience difficulty "reading" these various phrases in other languages.

Getting beyond any difficulty that might be encountered in pronunciation, the book is a cute way to teach good manners in different cultures. It is always "cultured" to behave in a polite, courteous manner no matter what country you call home or you might visit.

Children love penguins, and as penguin travels to various countries and shops, eats, etc. he always remembers to say please. There is no story line. Just cute pictures and how "please" is said in the country pictured. For the traveling family it is appropriate to carry along their good manners and this little "please" linguistic book can help. At the back of the book there is a two-page spread mapping the travels of penguin. This is a way to show distances between countries and even continents. One might even put a big dot or star at the location of their own hometown so the child can see a relationship
Begins May 13 & ENDS May 28 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. 
Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Sterling Children's Books to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.


  1. Yes, I think that books really help to pass the time while traveling!

  2. Both of these books look so great! You find such gems to share! Thanks so much for sharing them at Booknificent Thursday!

  3. Yes, we always bring books when traveling.

  4. Yes they do help to pass the time and entertain kids.


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