As a proud mummy I’m so pleased to present my Emily’s bilingual book review
What is the book called?
The great Français word search
Who is your favourite character and why?
My favourite character is (la sirene) the mermaid because she is beautiful and I want to be a mermaid so it makes me want to be in the story.
What do you like about the book and why?
I liked the bit when (la fille) the girl meets (la femme) the woman because she uses a paintbrush to paint (la femme) the woman so (la femme) the woman had some colour.
What do you not like about the book and why?
I didn’t like the bit when (le dinosaure) the dinosaur was snotty because I don’t like green slimy snot.
Why is this book special?
It is special because it’s in French and English and not many books are in French and English.
It would be even better if …
It would be even better if (la sorcière) the witch, stole her words and she hid the words at (le cirque) the circus.
Reading with little ones (and bigger ones too) is a a massive part of their language and vocabulary development. I hope this blog has inspired you to share stories with your little one, however young or old they are.
This book is available in German, French, Spanish and Italian. A beautiful book and inspiring a love of language from a young age which has massive long term benefits. Buy your own copy at OneThirdStories via this link
I’m so excited to hear these books are finally ready! This summer they’ve been running a kickstarter to produce physical books. We ordered a German one of course, and I’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak peek when we met at the Language show Live and … It’s very good!
I met Alex and Jonny from One Third Stories a while back.They have a contagious passion for to inspire children to learn and love foreign languages, not just in a classroom setting. Read my interview with Alex here.
In The great Deutsche word search, The little girl looses her words in a storm and her and her cat go on an adventure to find them again, as the adventure continues more and more German is mixed in. Stories are full of magic and I’m sure this magic will touch your family too.
The books use the clockwork methodology. The stories begin in English. Gradually, words in the target language are introduced in contexts that make their meaning immediately apparent. Words become phrases, phrases become sentences and sentences become whole pages in another language. There is a glossary at the end of the
book to help in understanding if needed.
Our home languages are English and German, but my children are not yet confident to pick up a German book. As this book gradually increases the amount of German I think it will feel much more manageable and accessible to them than a fully German book. It is surprise Christmas gift for my daughters (please don’t tell them!) I’ll let you know what they think in the New Year.
The great Deutsche word search is beautifully illustrated with a fun, engaging story. There is lots of excitement to keep pages turning. I think the mix of languages means we can share it together and they can then look at on their own at bedtime so increasing their confidence in German. They only have school lessons in English and French so building their confidence in German their main issue. As a parent bringing up bilingual children this book is a great fun resource to use. Reading with little ones (and bigger ones too) is a a massive part of their language and vocabulary development. I hope this blog has inspired you to share stories with your little one, however young or old they are.
This book is available in German, French, Spanish and Italian. It would make an amazing Christmas gift, a beautiful book and inspiring a love of language froma young age which has massive long term benefits. Buy your own copy at OneThirdStories via this link