Handtalk: an ABC of finger spelling & sign language

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Parents' Magazine Press, 1974 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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An introduction to two kinds of sign language: finger spelling, or forming words letter by letter with the fingers, and signing, or making signs with one or two hands for each word or idea.

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Review: Handtalk: An ABC of Finger Spelling and Sign Language

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

OK, liked the idea behind this book and really want to teach my children sign language, but don't see the value in teaching them words like "devil", "ugly" and "vampire". I wish there was a little more written on the pages too since my sign language is rusty and I had a hard time reading them. Read full review

About the author (1974)

George Ancona was born December 4, 1929 in Brooklyn , NY. When he finished high school, he went to Mexico for six months to meet his family. He returned to New York and went to work as a graphic designer. Ancona began taking pictures of his children, and decided that photography would be his hobby. After ten years he quit his job and become a professional photographer. From these photos, he began to make children's books using the words of other writers. After several books, his editor asked him to try his own hand at writing Since then, Ancona has produced more than eighty books for children. Ancona's awards include a Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Citation for Handtalk Birthday, a Parent's Choice Award for The Piņata Maker, and an Outstanding Science Trade Book Citation for The Golden Tamarind Comes Home.

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