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ChitChat: Celebrating the World’s Languages



written by
Jude Isabella
illustrated by
Kathy Boake

Edition
Reinforced trade edition
Publisher
Kids Can
Imprint
Kids Can
ISBN
9781554537877
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Did you know a crying French baby sounds different from a German one? Or that every two weeks, a language dies? Discover the origin and evolution of language. Glossary. Full-color illustrations, rendered in Photoshop.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

44

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 11"

Dewey

400

AR

6.3: points 2

Lexile

930L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

5

JLG Release

Jan 2014

Book Genres


Topics

Language and languages. Origin and evolution of language. Sign language.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Kirkus Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • This appealing volume features fun facts and interesting tidbits that beg to be shared. By age two, for example, “you were learning 10 or more new words a day, sometimes one new word every 90 minutes.”
  • Jude Isabella keeps the tone lively and incorporates kid-pleasing humor. Discussion of slang, for instance, provides translations of Victorian parlance: “shake the elbow” is gambling, while “shut my bone box” means “keep my mouth shut.”
  • Fascinating explanations and specifics facilitate comprehension. In a section on unspoken languages, readers learn that both hearing and deaf babies “babble” while learning to communicate—the only difference is that deaf babies do so with hand gestures.
  • The engaging format includes lively illustrations, dialogue bubbles, and quizzes.

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • This appealing volume features fun facts and interesting tidbits that beg to be shared. By age two, for example, “you were learning 10 or more new words a day, sometimes one new word every 90 minutes.”
  • Jude Isabella keeps the tone lively and incorporates kid-pleasing humor. Discussion of slang, for instance, provides translations of Victorian parlance: “shake the elbow” is gambling, while “shut my bone box” means “keep my mouth shut.”
  • Fascinating explanations and specifics facilitate comprehension. In a section on unspoken languages, readers learn that both hearing and deaf babies “babble” while learning to communicate—the only difference is that deaf babies do so with hand gestures.
  • The engaging format includes lively illustrations, dialogue bubbles, and quizzes.

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