"A sweet and colorful picture book with a positive message about our multicultural, multilingual world that will appeal to all language-loving families." -- Adam Beck, author of "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability"
"This book should be on bookshelves in every multilingual home, to help empower kids and develop their 'superpower' of speaking in different languages." -- Shelley Admont, award-winning author, KidKiddos Books
"Elementary school children everywhere will enjoy re-reading this story over and over again." -- Nikki Prsa (American polyglot)
★ Awards ★
This is the bilingual Basque and English edition of this children's book. It is also available in several other languages, in both monolingual and bilingual versions.
Summary in English:
Dylan is an American boy like many others. One thing makes him special, though: his parents come from other countries and speak to him in different languages. It's his birthday today and he receives a very unusual present, only to lose it shortly after. Together with his best friend Emma, a sweet bilingual girl born to South African parents, Dylan sets out to find his lost birthday present. During their search, the two friends learn about the value of friendship, of speaking different languages, and of appreciating one's own as well as others' cultural and linguistic background.
If you are looking for a bilingual children's book in English and Basque that will help your child see the value in speaking other languages, in being multicultural, and that will hopefully get them excited about learning languages, this book is a great choice.
Summary in Basque:
Dylan mutil amerikarra da, beste hainbat bezala. Baina berezia da: bere gurasoak beste herrialde batzuetatik etorri dira eta beste hizkuntza batzuetan hitz egiten diote. Gaur bere urtebetetzea da eta opari berezia jaso du baina berehala galdu egin du. Emma bere lagunik onena da, gurasoak Hegoafrikakoak dira eta elebiduna da. Biak galdutako opari bila dabiltza. Bilaketa honetan zehar laguntasuna, hizkuntzak hitz egitea eta norberaren zein besteen kultura eta hizkuntzaren jakintza baloratzen ikasten dute.