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Around the World in 18 Ways

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I loved this wonderful colourful book.  How do you say 'thank you' 'Goodbye' 'Hello' and 'Please' in 18 different langauges.  Certainly an easy way to learn something new for adults and children alike. The pictures also represents the countries so lots of scope for learning.
Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this ARC.
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This is a cute little book with beautiful illustrations.  Even though the illustrations were beautifully done, several of them feature children in their country's stereotypical garb.   For example... the Hawaiian children  wear grass skirts. and the Dutch children wear white hats and wooden shoes., whereas other children are wearing modern street clothes.  As a classroom teacher, this is a deal-breaker for me.
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This was such a cute children’s book! What’s more important than learning how to say hello and goodbye, please and thank you? 

Around the World in 18 Ways teaches young children how to say these four phrases in 18 languages.

In a world that is more and more connected, learning these basic phrases is so important! Whether you’re traveling, or just armchair traveling. 

The illustrations in this are also gorgeous. Any child would be captivated by the pictures and learn about the country from what’s in the illustration for each country.

Around the World in 18 Ways publishes in May 2021, just I time for us all to (hopefully) start traveling again!

Thank you to NetGalley and Vanita Books for the advanced review copy!
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I love that this book teaches children how to say please, thank you, hello, and goodbye in so many languages.  Whenever we travel to a new country we always try to learn these four words and this book would be a great resource for families that travel.

Thank you NetGalley for the DRC.
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Around the World in 18 Ways
by Vanita Oelschlager and Kristin Blackwood
Back of the Book: “When you travel it is a wonderful thing to show respect for the people and customs of the countries you visit.  One easy way to do that is to learn a few simple words or phrases from their local language.  I have always found that you will receive lots of praise and encouragement when you know a few polite things to say.  People open up to you and interact with you on a much different level if you give their language a try.  During this time of crisis when travel is harder to do, this can also be a great way to connect with people of different origins right here at home.  This book gives a fantastic start to a few languages around the world.  Use it as a jumping off point to teach your children about other languages and cultures.”
Impressions: This was a simple book to introduce different countries in the world as well as basic phrases in their language. 
Liked: We are studying world countries and the history of the world this year. My son and I enjoyed this book but it was almost to simple for him at 9 yrs. old. For my 5 year old this was perfect. 
Disliked: Perhaps a little more information would be beneficial. A map with pin points to the countries in the book would be helpful to the readers. A picture of the countries with the greetings would be nice as well. 
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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I received an electronic ARC from Vanita Books through NetGalley.
Brightly colored illustrations show the joy and adventure as readers travel around the world. The simple text covers the four essential words travelers need - hello, please, thank you, goodbye. The words are shared in each country's language along with a pronunciation guide. I love that the English language is treated the same way not simply assumed that readers speak it.
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Great children book for learning basic words in 18 different languages. I like that there is also pronunciation written. That makes it more useful. 

This is an excellent book for children who travel or those who are just curious. Useful also for adults who want to learn words like hello, please, thank you, and goodbye. Illustrations are gorgeous and very well done too.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this! All opinions are my own.
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This book really suitable to read during this pandemic. We can’t travel at the moment but reading this book feels like we have travel to 18 countries - US , Netherland , Sweden , Estonia , Russia , Greece , Italy , Germany , France , Spain , Portugal , Kenya , Saudi Arabia , China , Philippines, Australia, Hawaii, Haiti. And, each country information have been written in journal style . So interesting !!! ( swipe next to see the book snippet ) 
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Not only we have travel to 18 countries but we get to learn 18 languages for the basic words - Hello , Please , Thank You, Goodbye . Some travel tips also have been told in the book 👍🏻👍🏻. Another part that make these books 100% much more interesting is the colourful illustrations. So nice !!! 😍
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Therefore , the book not only suitable for children but for adult as well. It such a fun and informative read . I like it !!!
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Thank you Netgalley for the e-ARC in return for an honest review . The book will be published on May 2021. 😍
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The mission of VanitaBooks is quite remarkable, in that it donates all book profits to MS charities. Hooray!

Around the World in 18 Ways is my introduction to this author/publisher, and it's an adorable one. The illustrations are rich in color and very on trend, and there are many details that can be discovered upon multiple readings (as one is apt to do with children's books). 

The text and content is very light, with the bulk of the pages simply demonstrating to little ones how to say hello, please, thank you, and goodbye in 18 different languages. The final pages are made up of a "travel journal" that provides a nugget of culture for each country visited in the book. I would have preferred that these cultural bits were intermixed with the language pages rather than condensed at the end, but I respect that the author wanted to streamline those pages to focus on words of politeness. 

I'm glad VanitaBooks is now on my radar, and I look forward to exploring more from their catalog. Many thanks to the publisher, author and NetGalley for my Advanced Readers Copy. Around the World in 18 Ways is scheduled for publication in May 2021.
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Around the world in 18 Ways is a wonderful children’s book. The illustrations are lovely and my children enjoyed learning different languages.
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Teaching children in 18 languages to say Hello, Please, Thank you, and Goodbye, this book has lovely illustrations to match the places and languages represented. I am bad at pronunciations so I would need lots of repetitions of this book to get it all right!
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This is a sweet and beautifully illustrated book that teaches children how to say "the four most important words" in many languages -- hello, please, thank you and goodbye. There's a nice range of countries represented and there is usually a pronunciation guide. In languages that use different letters/symbols, then instead of the line that would be a pronunciation guide that line spells the word in English, so it's not as clear how to pronounce words that are in languages like Chinese. The end has a little travel journal with fun and interesting little tidbits about the countries by the author, that seem to be based on her own personal experiences in each.

The illustrations are fun and colorful, depicting a range of children in different clothing and cultures. I love that all of Vanita's books donate their profits to charities (generally MS charities, I believe), which is another reason to recommend the book.

I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.
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Colorful illustrations show smiling multicultural children in a one double page spread for each country.  For each of 18 countries visited on this around the world cruise we are taught four words:  Hello, Please, Thank you, Goodbye.  A “travel journal” included in the backmatter gives some simple information about each of the countries.   Young children will enjoy pretending to visit and speak to people around the world but older school age children will want to learn more than is offered in brief introduction to the world.  Consider pairing this book with a children’s atlas such as the National Geographic Kids May First Atlas of the World or possibly the Barefoot World Atlas App.
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An incredibly sweet children's book, wonderful illustrations and a lovely way to start learning about other countries.
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I like learning about other culture and this book is great for that.    It's inclusive and informative.    Great for kids AND adults.    Heck, I am an adult and I learn things with this book.    :)   A fun and educational book!
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I thought that this book was brilliant!

The layout was fun, I liked the same four words/phrases were used in each country - Hello, Please, Thank You and Goodbye and the images were delightful and fun.

I liked the little travel journal at the end with the facts about the different countries too.  There would very easily be a follow up and I would definitely be grabbing a copy!  A fun way to learn and I learnt words too as an adult!

5 stars from me for this one – a fun way to learn – very highly recommended!
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Was enjoying this title till I got to Australia - all the other countries featured whilst may be similar to others, are nonetheless languages.   The repetition of the words between countries and presentation in multiple ways on the page with facts and images to support recognised symbols was effective - a good read to start discussion on other cultures, travel and being sensitive to differences.
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I liked the way this book executed the multicultural / travel premise. I liked the inclusion of culture and language. The cover could be a bit more enticing for such a cool book, but as it stands, an informative, fun, and educational read.
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I love this book! It’s beautifully presented as the colours are vibrant. Even as an adult reader I enjoyed having a go at pronouncing words from other languages and I would imagine a younger audience would feel the same whether having been introduced to the book in an educational setting or at home. Very nicely done,.
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What a lovely idea.
I am 32 years old and even I have learnt some new languages today.
What a great concept and encouraging way to get kids to connect and learn things like please and thank you. The concept of culture is a important to pass on to younger generations.
I loved Mike Blanc illustrations I thought they were fab!!
I can’t wait to teach my nephews when they are old enough.
Thank you NetGalley and Vanita books for the ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
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