"The Book of The Animals": Fun Learning for Children and Parents
What are certainly the four most occurring moments in a parent’s life? When their child doesn’t want to wash, doesn’t want to eat, doesn’t want to sleep and doesn’t want to go to school. And what can a parent answer to these refusals?
The successful “Book of The Animals” bilingual children’s books series was created with the aim to help both parents and children to discover the benefits of washing, eating, sleeping and going to school, in a fun as well as educational manner. Since the books are also bilingual, parents will enjoy the teaching and the interactivity they can gain from reading them with their children.
NEW EPISODE OUT NOW!
The recently released “These Animals... Don't Want to Go to School!” is one more example of that reciprocal fun learning. It is the fourth episode of the series by author J.N. Paquet. It was released on 4 July 2011 and it is currently available both as paperback and eBook formats.
In this new episode of the series, children will discover the benefits of going to school, with the help of their favourite friends, the animals!
As with the other books in the series, children will not only discover the benefits of going to school, but they will also discover some new animals, new words and new situations.
The book makes fun learning something essential in the child's general learning process.
The books are geared towards children aged 2-5, before elementary/primary school.
They will likely be bilingual children whose parents want to encourage the learning of their two current languages.
They will also be children whose parents want to teach a language at a young age.
These animals don't want to wash, eat, sleep or go to school! But step by step, each one discovers the benefits of washing, eating, sleeping and going to school... for the animals, as well as for children!
A funny way to learn and a funny way to teach. As everyone knows how difficult it can be to explain to young children how important it is to eat, wash, sleep or go to school...
THE CURRENT BOOKS
There are currently four books in the series. Each ‘episode’ brings on new animals, new words, new situations and new stories.
- Ep.1. “These Animals... Don't Want to Wash!” (2008)
- Ep.2. “These Animals... Don't Want to Eat!” (2009)
- Ep.3. “These Animals... Don't Want to Sleep!” (2010)
- Ep.4. “These Animals... Don't Want to Go to School!” (2011)
The books are all available in either bilingual or monolingual versions:
- Bilingual versions: English-French, English-Portuguese, English-Italian, English-Spanish, and English-Swedish.
- Monolingual versions: English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish.
More versions are still to come...
"The Book of the Animals is a planned series of illustrated books for young children. [...] These delightful books tell the story of what happens when the animals in the stories, like many young children, don’t want to eat and don’t want to wash...
The books are very suitable both for reading to young children and for older children to use to learn to read in both languages. They might even persuade them to wash and eat their dinner!
The repetitive structure is supportive of children learning new words and the illustrations work well alongside the text to help understanding of unfamiliar words.
I can easily imagine young children demanding repeat readings and enjoying learning the text by heart as many children do with favourite stories. Children learning to make up and write their own stories might well want to write a personalised version, using the structure as a prop.
I think the stories would work well both in the home and in the classroom."
(Review published in The Cass School of Education, by Dr Raymonde Sneddon, Research Fellow for “The Cass School of Education” at the University of East London, and Honorary Research Fellow of Birkbeck College, in the Departmnent of Applied Linguistics and Communication.)
J.N. Paquet was born in Brittany in 1977. Currently based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he has been writing op-eds and articles for various publications since 1993. J.N. Paquet lived in London, England, for ten years, before recently moving to Brazil. As much of an author as a journalist, J.N. Paquet has written thirteen books, among which children’s books, general fiction books, a thriller and a diary. Some of his books have already been translated into five different languages.
J.N. Paquet has been writing children's books since 2008 with the help of his friend and illustrator Ronan Le Pommelec. The Book of the Animals is their first series of illustrated books for children. Another two will soon follow...
The complete list of books written by J.N. Paquet is available on his official website. Please visit: www.jnpaquet.com – or – @jnpaquet
WHERE TO FIND THE BOOK OF THE ANIMALS?
The books of the series are currently available on the series’ official website and on Amazon as paperback format.
The books are also available as eBook format on Amazon KindleTM.
Learn more about the series and find more about the books on the official website, at: www.TheBookOfTheAnimals.com
Note to Editors:
Title of the Series: “The Book of The Animals”
Title of the latest episode: “These Animals... Don’t Want to Go to School!”
Author: J.N. Paquet
Genre: Bilingual Children’s Books
Languages available: English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
To find out more about the children’s books series “The Book of The Animals,” please visit the official website at: www.TheBookOfTheAnimals.com
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