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My First Book of Hindi Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces young children to Hindi language and Indian culture through everyday words. Organized as an ABC rhyming book, My First Book of Hindi Words incorporates common Hindi words into charming English-language rhymes, beginning with: "A is for Akash. A sky so blue where little birds fly and big planes, too," and on through "Z is for Zukhaam. Achoo I sneeze. I must have a cold. Mama, hug me please " Winsome, full-color pictures illustrate each word and allow even very young readers to make their first foray into India's official language. A helpful glossary at the end makes it easy for readers--including parents and teachers--to review what they've learned With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon be a part of the 300 million people worldwide that speak Hindi.
About the Author
Rina Singh is an internationally published author of many critically acclaimed picture books. Her book -- A Forest of Stories has been translated into several languages including Spanish and Korean. She grew up in India, learning and loving Hindi. She now lives in Toronto, Canada. Farida Zaman is an Illustrator of many children's picture books, book jackets and educational textbooks. She has worked for clients in the UK, USA and Canada. Trained in the UK, her global background has given her insight into different cultures that offers an advantage to illustrate certain topics and stories. Farida has received recognition for her work and has won awards in Europe and North America. She lives with her husband, daughter and son in Toronto and works from her home studio.