cover image How Do You Say I Love You?

How Do You Say I Love You?

Hannah Eliot, illus. by Shirley Ng-Benitez. Little Simon, $7.99 (26p) ISBN 978-1-5344-0012-2

Children who already know how to say “I love you” in English can learn how to do so in 10 additional languages in a rhyming board book that zips around the world over the course of a day. Phonetic pronunciations help readers sound out each phrase, and the Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian entries appear in both transliterated versions in Roman letters and in their corresponding scripts and/or characters. Ng-Benitez helps children get a general sense of settings that include Brazil, France, Italy, and Spain in loosely sketched cartoons featuring warm parent-child moments and other expressions of love. Ages 2–4. Agent: Nicole Tugeau, T2 Children’s Illustrators. (Dec.)