Snuggle up and learn how to say “good night” in ten different languages with this heartwarming bedtime board book!
A lovely bedtime follow-up to How Do You Say I Love You?,
this sweet lullaby featuring adorable illustrations by Shirley
Ng-Benitz is the perfect way for parents to wish their little ones a
good night’s sleep.
From Mexico, Vietnam, Kenya, and beyond,
this charming board book teaches little ones how to say “good night” in
ten different languages: Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian,
Portuguese, Swahili, Arabic, Vietnamese, German, and Korean!
All over the world, people say good night in different ways, and this
brief book explores a few while considering commonalities between the
practices. “How do you say ‘good night’ in Vietnam or Cameroon? The
words may be different, but we all sleep under the same bright moon,”
Jin writes. Ng-Benitez tenderly depicts families both out-and-about and
settling into bed from 10 countries, including Mexico and South Korea.
Two children observe the sunset from a tree: “We say ‘Usiku mwema’ when
the sun goes down in Kenya.” And in Austria, a child hugs her
grandparents, saying “Gute Nacht.” The inclusion of phonetic
pronunciations will enable readers to practice saying the phrases aloud.
A sweet bedtime board book and early language primer. Ages 2–4. (Apr.)