"A sweet and colorful picture book with a positive message about our multicultural, multilingual world that will appeal to all language-loving families." -- Adam Beck, author of "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability"
"This book should be on bookshelves in every multilingual home, to help empower kids and develop their 'superpower' of speaking in different languages." -- Shelley Admont, award-winning author, KidKiddos Books
"Elementary school children everywhere will enjoy re-reading this story over and over again." -- Nikki Prsa (American polyglot)
★ Awards ★
- 1st Place: Best Illustrations (Purple Dragonfly Award)
- 1st Place: Cultural Diversity (Purple Dragonfly Award)
- Golden Award (Mom's Choice Award)
- Honorable Mention: Picture Books 5 & Younger (Purple Dragonfly Award)
- Brain Child Book Award (Tillywig Award)
Little Polyglot Adventures Series (Vol. 1): Dylan's Birthday Present / Bronntanas do Bhreithl Dylan - Bilingual English and Irish Children's Book
This is the bilingual English and Irish edition of this children's book. It is also available in several other languages, in both monolingual and bilingual versions.
Summary in English:
Dylan is an American boy like many others. One thing makes him special, though: his parents come from other countries and speak to him in different languages. It's his birthday today and he receives a very unusual present, only to lose it shortly after. Together with his best friend Emma, a sweet bilingual girl born to South African parents, Dylan sets out to find his lost birthday present. During their search, the two friends learn about the value of friendship, of speaking different languages, and of appreciating one's own as well as others' cultural and linguistic background.
If you are looking for a children's book in English and Irish that will help your child see the value in speaking other languages, in being multicultural, and that will hopefully get them excited about learning languages, this book is a great choice.
Summary in Irish (Gaeilge):
Is buachaill Meirice nach Dylan. Ach t rud amh in speisialta faoi: is as t ortha eile iad a thuismitheoir agus labhra onn siad teangacha eile leis. Inniu l breithe Dylan agus is neamhghn thach an bronntanas a fhaigheann's , ach n fhada go dt ann an bronntanas sin ar iarraidh. T ann's fh in agus a dhl th-chara Emma, cail n deas at dh theangach, agus ar as an Afraic Theas a tuismitheoir sa t ir ar an mbronntanas at imithe am . Le linn d ibh a bheith ag t ra ocht faigheann an beirt cara tuiscint ar an luach a bhaineann le cairdeas, le teangacha ags la a labhairt, agus le meas a bheith ag duine ar a ch lra cult rtha agus teangeola ocht fh in agus dhaoine eile.