"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)
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Little Polyglot Adventures Series (Vol. 1): Dylan's Birthday Present / Dylan-am Cikiutaa Anutiillrani - Bilingual Yup'ik and English Children's Picture Book
This is the bilingual Yup'ik - English version of this book. It is also available in several other languages, including in 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.
While reading this book, children will learn new words in different languages and feel like little polyglots
If you are looking for a children's book 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.
♥If you liked this book, don't forget to check out its coloring book companion (sold separately) and its audiobook version (sold separately).♥
Summary in Yup'ik (Yugtun):
Dylan-aq kingunengqertuq America-mek allarugaat ayuqluki. Uum taugaam pikegtauvkaraa: angayuqaak kingunengqertuk allanek nunarpakayagnek qanaataqluku-llu ayuqenrilngurteggun qaneryaranek. Unuamek anutiirtuq cikiutengellruluni-llu allay'ugarmek cikiutamek, cunawa tamarnaluku ak'anivkenaku tamatum kinguakun. Dylan-aq yugnikek'ngani-llu, Emma-q, nasaurlukegtaaq malrugnek qaneryaralek, angayuqarluni South Africa-rmiugnek, yuaryarturaak tauna tamalleq cikiutallra anutiiran erenrani. Yuarnginanragni, elituk yugnikucaram arcaqaucianek, qaneryarangqelleq ayuqenrilngurnek, cali quyateklerkait nakmiin cangallruvkenaki allat piciryarait qaneryaraita-llu kingunrit.