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ABOUT THE BOOK
The animals are back! This delightful series tells the story of what happens when the animals, like many young children, don’t want to wash, eat, sleep, behave, share, go to school, take their medicine, or get vaccinated.
In Episode 1, we talk about washing and personal hygiene. Our little readers will find that their favourite animals don’t want to wash: “No, no, no... I don’t want to wash!”... What can we do about it?
There is something special about this new book and one can only imagine how much it can benefit to so many children because of the very message it conveys about personal hygiene learning for children, and for the bilingual function of the book, what J.N. PAQUET calls “Fun-Learning”, that will teach our little readers over 60 new words!
The book will also please all the parents who struggle with their little ones at bath time or at any other moment when personal hygiene is paramount.
Written by children's author J.N. PAQUET and illustrated by a new illustrator, Award winner illustrator Lizette Duvenage, "The Book of The Animals - Secong Generation" signals the return of the delightful and popular animals series that already told the story of what happens when the animals, like many young children, don’t want to wash, eat, sleep, go to school, share, take their medicine and get vaccinated.
The parents will enjoy the teaching and the interactivity they can gain from reading the book with their children.
• The books are geared towards children aged 2-6, before elementary/primary school.
• They will likely be bilingual children whose parents want to encourage the learning of their two current languages.
• They will also be children whose parents want to teach a language at a young age. Some teachers have also been using the books of the series as a way to teach a second language to children, with themes easy for them to both understand and memorise.
WHY SECOND GENERATION?
JNPAQUET Books Ltd had been planning a complete relaunch of the popular children’s books series for many months, in what is known as “The Book of The Animals - Second Generation”. The relaunch will see every single existing episode being updated and totally redesigned with new illustrations (and a new illustrator on board!), new texts and some fun-learning quizzes on every page! (for the bilingual books only)
This relaunch is mainly aimed at a new generation of little readers and their parents who may, or may not, know the original series, with even more children friendly illustrations and more educational stories, based on the feedback we have received from both children and parents at Author Visits and Storytelling events given in schools, playgroups and libraries across the UK, since the launch of “The Book of The Animals”, in 2008.
The “Second Generation” books of the series are still being written by the creator of the series, J.N. PAQUET, and illustrated by Award winner illustrator Lizette Duvenage. The new books will gradually be replacing the old edition with a launch every 3-4 months over the next 15 months.
LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS' REVIEWS:
"ABRIR UK is very proud to support J.N. PAQUET's bilingual series 'The Book of the Animals'. We see in the series another means for the children to have both their languages recognized and valued. Both parents can read the same stories with the children and thus enjoy the great experience of participating in their children's literacy development. Reading together and being able to speak their own languages with their children is also a wonderful opportunity to strengthen parents-chidren's emotional links." -- Dr Ana Souza, Institute of Education, University of London (Abrir.org.uk.)
"These delightful books are very suitable both for reading to young children and for older children to use to learn to read in both languages. The repetitive structure is supportive of children learning new words and the illustrations work well alongside the text to help understanding of unfamiliar words. I can easily imagine young children demanding repeat readings and enjoying learning the text by heart as many children do with favourite stories. I think the stories would work well both in the home and in the classroom." -- Dr Raymonde Sneddon, Research Fellow, University of East London.
The book is available in over 15 languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Hindi, Punjabi, Chinese, Japanese...
The book also exists in bilingual version: English-French, English-Portuguese, etc.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J.N. PAQUET is a children's author-illustrator, storyteller and journalist who lived in France, Brazil and Britain. Father of three trilingual children, he has written over 50 children's books -- translated into over nine languages -- including the highly acclaimed bilingual children's books series "The Book of The Animals" and "The T-RRIBLE".
Through his books, he aims to promote literacy and bilingualism around the world, promote fun-learning as a positive attitude towards reading and provide inspiration for the next generation of young readers and writers. Three times Award-nominated author (Runner-up) at the "Brazilian International Press Awards UK" for Best Literature, 2012/2013/2014.
He is also the CEO of JNPAQUET Books Ltd.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Lizette Duvenage was born and raised in South Africa, but has since moved to Canada. An artist, illustrator of children's books and educational text books, she has illustrated several books for Oxford University Press, in South Africa, as well as Cambridge University Press and Maskew Miller & Longman. In 2010, she was awarded Best Illustration at the Maskew Miller & Longman Litrerature awards. In 2013, she published two children's books, in South Africa. She has recently been chosen by JNPAQUET Books Ltd as the new illustrator of the second generation of J.N. PAQUET's popular children's books series “The Book of The Animals”.
Title: The Book of The Animals - Episode 1 (When The Animals Don't Want To Wash...) [Second Generation]
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