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The Hello Atlas: Listen to 133 Different Languages!

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Look into the lives of children all over the world with this book that celebrates one of humanity's greatest achievements: written and verbal language. Including fully illustrated word charts, featuring children depicted in their home country, doing ordinary things, this book features more than 100 languages, from well-known and lesser known indigenous languages that ...more
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by Wide Eyed Editions
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Mary Lee
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
LOVE this book! Each continent has a welcome column that briefly discusses the language families found there, or, in the case of some continents, the indigenous languages and the other dominant languages that were brought there through colonization. What a mirror for a child who speaks Cherokee, Choctaw, Ojibwe or Cree to see themselves on the map and to hear their language on the free app!
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wonderful way to introduce kids to the understanding that there are many many languages in the world and the ways they are connected. I would have loved this as a kid. There is a free app that accompanies the book that provides pronunciations.

A great book for a classroom.
Bruce Gargoyle
I received a copy of this title from Allen & Unwin for review.

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A big and bright atlas of language, aimed at youngsters who want to find out how to be friendly in a foreign land.

As you can probably infer from the cover illustration, this book is all about people talking. The understanding that people in different places communicate using different sound patterns will no doubt spur on motivated youngsters to find out more. This is definitely the book for that youngster. The
I really like this book for giving kids an introduction to the number of languages that exist throughout the world. One of the nice things about it is that it has an app you can download to go with it, and that will give you audio clips of phrases in different languages. For each language, it has several basic phrases ("Hello", "What's your name?", "Nice to meet you", etc.), so the app expands on the one or two phrases per language that the book provides.
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Takes the reader around the world and shows children speaking all different languages.
Information text presented for each continent along with the illustrations of children saying hello in their own languages.
Chart of other phrases at the end of the book.
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think students will be really surprised to see how many more languages there are than just the typical high school course offerings. I have not explored the app. that goes with the book, but I will do that before sharing with kids.
Beth Kakuma-Depew
They included a Czech girl and a Slovak boy! But alas, my Bulgarians friends, no little Bulgarian speaker. Only Serbian, Croatian and Turkish for that lovely patch of Europe.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Execellent start guide to not just common languages spoken, but also various indigenous languages from around the world. Great illustrations with good diversity. Love this book!
Amy Reesor
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Handicott, B. (2016). Hello atlas. New York: Wide Eyes Edition.

Citation by: Amy Reesor

Type of Reference: Geographical Reference

Call Number: Ref 912 Han

Content/Scope: The atlas targets students in grades 1-4 and focuses on over 100 languages spoken around the world using illustrations of diverse children standing on a map of where they live. Language name and correlating geographical locations are given and examples of phrases are provided. There is also an app students can download to hear the
Amy Lafleur Meyers
This book does what many language books are unable to do: allows readers to hear words and phrases spoken in another language. To listen to the words and phrases, readers must download the free accompanying app, The Hello Atlas, which is available for both iOS or for Android.

The book is organized by continent. Throughout the book, there are many charming illustrated pictures of children in the various countries posed in situations with basic phrases in the particular target language (with an
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a really cool book! So many languages! My students have been trying to say the phrases in other languages. Haven't downloaded the app, but that would be really helpful to get the pronunciations correct.
Ames Public Library Youth Services
The Hello Atlas is a big, beautiful book that is a great introduction for helping kids gain a more global view of the world. In the introduction, the author points out how 80% of the world speaks just 83 languages and that there are some 600 languages that have fewer than 100 speakers left. So, in this book, readers can visit different countries and learn how other children speak (and dress!). Download the free, super easy-to-use app and you can hear native speakers of almost every language ...more
Ms Threlkeld
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Not a book for reading straight through, but perfect for exploring repeatedly. Wonderful variety of languages and cultures are presented and the illustrations elevate the simple phrases.
Martin Blasco
Superb. The whole concept of an atlas of language is unique in a children's book. This book awakens the imagination and the natural curiosity of every child. A mind opener.
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This incredible atlas shows languages all over the world. It has an app that you can download and use with it to hear what the words really sound like. You can learn to say hello in more than 100 languages!
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