Jambo means hello: Swahili alphabet book

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Dial Press, 1981 - Foreign Language Study - 5 pages
33 Reviews
"The beautiful vision of African life in the text merely hints of the community breathtakingly captured in the illustrations. . . . The space has been filled with monumental figures that glorify the power and beauty of man".--Horn Book. Full color. Caldecott Honor Medal; ALA Notable Book.

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Review: Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

Basically a book vocabulary multicultural points. Not a great readaloud title. End notes in the artistic process and the challenges of reproducing the artwork in print was interesting. Read full review

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User Review  - Maria Bulfamante - Goodreads

This book was a great way to teach children different words from other cultures. It teaches them at such a young age that there are many different languages that they could learn. This specific book focuses on the African culture. If gives children the motivation to learn more words on there own. Read full review

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