... This sweet read about finding a sense of belonging in a new place emphasizes openhearted friendship and how learning and teaching a language can build connection. A great choice for group storytimes or one-on-one reading.
WORDS TO MAKE A FRIEND
illustrated by Naoko Stoop
2021 Random House
... snowy-day play and bilingual conversation... captivating mixed-media illustrations...A simple tale of building a friendship and good memories using few words and luminous artwork
... excitement permeates every page...the beauty of the snowstorm and the girls’ delight ...speak for themselves as the story unfolds with natural momentum.
...energetic story... Exaggerated facial expressions and body language are used to great effect, enabling preschoolers to "read" this delightful tale on their own.
for a bimodal-bilingual versions of this book in many sign languages click here.
ROCKY THE CAT WHO BARKS
coauthored with Marie Kane
illustrated by Tamara Petrosino