Look into the lives of children all over the world and listen to 133 different languages. Travel through each continent and read simple greetings in different languages - some of which you might have heard of, like French, Chinese and Arabic, and some that you might not have! If you want to hear what they sound like, use the QR code to access hundreds of authentic recordings. Fully illustrated scenes throughout show how children share the same everyday activities, whether they live in big cities or small, remote villages - and they all have one thing in common: they want to say hello to you! With foreword by ethnobotanist and Explorer, Professor Wade Davis.
About the Author
Ben Handicott studied linguistics and education before heading off to learn Vietnamese and Mandarin over a number of years living in Asia. On his return home he published travel books for Lonely Planet and now looks to pass on his love of travel, food and language to his own children.
About the Illustrator
Kenard Pak grew up in Baltimore and Howard County, Maryland. After studying at Syracuse University and California Institute of the Arts, he worked in feature animation and music videos. As a visual development artist, he's worked for Dreamworks, Walt Disney Feature Animation, PDI Dreamworks, and he currently works for Laika. His first illustrated picture book was published in 2014. His current picture book projects are self-penned as well as illustrated; the first book will publish in 2016. Kenard lives in San Francisco with his wife and three cats.
'An engrossing book that helps children put languages and peoples into their geographical context.' Parents in Touch