Explore the lives of children all over the world and celebrate one of humanity’s greatest achievements: written and verbal language. With fully illustrated word charts, featuring children depicted in their home country and doing ordinary things, learn about more than 100 languages, from well-known and lesser known indigenous languages that introduce us to some of the world’s most remote communities. With foreword by ethnobotanist and explorer, Professor Wade Davis, this unique book comes with a free, downloadable app for iOS and Android that allows you to hear the phrases in the book, each recorded by a native speaker.
Awards: Picture Book of the Year Shortlist and Junior Design Awards
Hardcover: 80 pages
Dimensions: 26.2 x 1.4 x 32 cm
“A gorgeous book of maps that focuses on language and communication, with a tie-in app to help kids learn the basics of saying “hello” to anyone in the world.” – Buzzfeed
“An engrossing book that helps children put languages and peoples into their geographical context.” – Parents in Touch
“An invaluable tool for inquisitive minds” – The Book Sniffer
“An utterly fantastic idea from start to finish, and gorgeously presented as you’d expect from Wide Eyed Editions.” – Read it Daddy
Written by: Ben Handicott
Illustrated by: Lucy Letherland
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: Lucy Letherland 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.