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ABOUT THE BOOK
THE BOOK OF THE ANIMALS: FUN LEARNING FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS
What are certainly the most occurring moments in a parent’s life? When their child doesn’t want to wash, eat, sleep, go to school, share, take medicine, get vaccinated... And what can a parent answer to these refusals?
The successful “Book of The Animals” bilingual children’s books series was created with the aim to help both parents and children to discover the benefits of washing, eating, sleeping, going to school, sharing, taking medicine, getting vaccinated... in a fun as well as educational manner.
The parents will also 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.
THE BOOKS OF THE ANIMALS - FIRST GENERATION SERIES (THE ORIGINAL BOOKS)
There are seven books in the First Generation series, i.e. the original books of the series.
Each episode brings on new animals, new words, new situations and new stories.
The books are all available in either bilingual or monolingual versions:
WHAT ABOUT THE 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.
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.
Title: The Book of The Animals series [First Generation]
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