My Village

My Village : Rhymes from Around the World

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In a new edition of this special book, 22 nursery rhymes from Iran to Iceland and Samoa to Switzerland have been carefully chosen and beautifully illustrated by Mique Moriuchi. A celebration of cultural diversity, each poem appears in its original language (19 languages are included) next to an English translation so young children can delight in quirky, touching and funny verses from all over the more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 212 x 242 x 12mm | 439.99g
  • Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847806279
  • 9781847806277
  • 308,810

About Danielle Wright

Danielle Wright's background is in book publishing and she spent a few years working for Frederick Warne (UK) and Penguin Books (UK) as well as Penguin Books (NZ). More recently she has been proofreading and editing books - mostly for Random House (NZ). She enjoyed teaching migrants English when gaining her CELTA and then worked with many different migrant organisations while writing speeches for Sir Barry Curtis (when he was the Mayor of Manukau). During this time, she was surprised to learn that there are over 165 different ethnic groups in Manukau alone! Michael Rosen is an enormously successful and popular writer, poet, scriptwriter, performer and broadcaster. Winner of the Smarties Award, the Other Award and the Signal Poets Award, he has written more than a hundred children's titles. In 1997 he won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for his outstanding contribution to children's literature, and in 2007 he became the Children's Laureate. To visit Mike Rosen's website click hereMique Moriuchi works with bits and pieces, textured paint and collage for her rich and unique pictures for children's books such as Granny Torelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech (Bloomsbury) and Talk Peace by Sam Williams (Hodder Children's UK). Mique Moriuchi has a (BA) Hons. in Graphic design from Norwich School of Art & Design and an MA in sequential design and illustration from the University of more

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A wonderful collection of poetry from around the world, a special celebration of the rhyming world but more importantly of cultural diversity and originalityshow more

Table of contents

6 - Introduction 8 - New Zealand 'Big Whale' 10 - China 'Little Friends, Hand in Hand' 12 - Australia 'Grandfather 14 - Norway 'Rain' 16 - Ireland 'The Little Donkey' 18 - Tonga 'Spotty Spider' 20 - Jamaica 'Tingalay-o!' 22 - Japan 'Song of Kites' 24 - Zimbabwe 'Beautiful Bird' 26 - Fiji 'Tapioca' 28 - Indonesia 'My Village' 30 - Denmark 'Snowman Frost' 32 - Iran 'Let's Play' 34 - Germany 'Dance, Little Child, Dance!' 36 - Samoa 'Savalivali' 38 - Switzerland 'Joggeli, can you Ride?' 40 - Russia 'Hush You Mice' 42 - Brazil 'If This Street Were Mine' 44 - France 'What is my Hand Doing?' 46 - Holland 'Kortjakje is always sick' 48 - Iceland 'Bye, Bye Blacking' 50 - India 'Bathtime' 52 - Credits and acknowledgmentsshow more

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