Juan Castell and Aunt Sofia's Giant Book of Please, Thank You, Welcome
Rhyme, Laugh & Learn Series
by Ian Sadler
Pub Date 15 Oct 2018
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Book 4 in the award-winning "Rhyme, Laugh & Learn Series." The earth is soon to have visitors from far away galaxies and everyone is getting ready to greet them as politely as they possibly can. Each country is working hard to help their people prepare. But time is running out. Will they be able to say Please, Thank You and Welcome in all the earthly languages to the new visitors? How will Juan and his aunt save the day!
Offers an easy-to-learn introduction to basic words in French, Spanish, Indian and Chinese. A “First Language Dictionary” As with all books in this series, provides activity pages to extend the learning of key messages.
A Note From the Publisher
Reviews for individual books in this series from Kirkus, Feathered Quill and many mom bloggers
“Ian Sadler’s rich text is brought to life by Adrienne’s vivid illustrations. The story has a natural message about helping others – even when they come from far, far away and don’t look exactly like us. An important lesson for all. This one is a winner.”
Lisa Kay Hauser, national award-winning children’s book author
“In this charming picture book, a timid mouse wins the day by using hard work and determination – a clear subtext of healthy empowerment – in which the author nicely realizes the humorous mishaps and ebullient finale with colorful, fine-lined illustrations. A gentle comic treat with a subtle lesson about building character.” Kirkus Reviews
“…children will giggle every time Nina gets her wish and things go terribly wrong. The illustrations are fun and bright and add the right amount of playfulness to the story. A fun story that teaches children to be happy with what they are instead of wishing to be someone else.”
Full national distribution through Midpoint Trade Books
Mom's Choice GOLD for all books in the series
Strong reviews scheduled for October - pub month from mom bloggers and educator blogs.
Reviews in for home schooling magazines in the fall months
Launch signing at Book Expo in NY in May
Launch signing at American Library Association in July
Library campaign through IBPA to children's librarians and elementary school librarians in September/October
Strong endorsements from school teachers, parents, grandparents, librarians