The Fabulous Lost and Found and the little Turkish mouse: heartwarming & fun bilingual English Turkish book for kids (Paperback)

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By Peter Baynton (Illustrator), Mark Pallis
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A little mouse walks into the Lost & Found, but can only speak Turkish. How will Mr and Mrs Frog figure out what the mouse is missing...? Aimed at children aged 2-7, the unique 'Story-powered language learning method' combines humour, story and emotion to gently and memorably introduce kids to more than forty simple and fun Turkish words and phrases. "The kids were so busy laughing they didn't realise they were learning." Kyle Buchannan, Dad of two, London. It's a Turkish bilingual children's book with a difference, that helps lay the foundations of a love of languages.

Supports learning outcomes

- Innovative 'story powered language learning method' supports children's natural approach to language learning.

- Ideal way to introduce Turkish to complete beginners and learn 50 useful words and phrases without realising it.

- Also helps intermediate level learners to build confidence.


"I love that I can introduce my kids to a new language without it feeling like homework." Zoe Reynolds, UK

"Let's read it again." Noah, aged 4.5

"Utterly charming story, making use of children's natural approach to learning language" Madalena Xanthopoulou, Founder, The Alma Collective.

How does the Story Powered Language Learning Method work?

Unlike aa Turkish picture dictionary, traditional Turkish books for kids or other Turkish language learning books for children, the Fabulous Lost and Found uses the 'Story-powered Language Learning Method' to teach Turkish to kids by tapping into a child's natural abilities. There are three steps:

  • We create an emotionally engaging and funny story for children and adults to enjoy together, just like any of the other Turkish books for kids. Studies show that social interaction, like enjoying a book together, is critical in language learning.
  • Through the story, we introduce a relatable character who speaks only in the new language. This helps build empathy and a positive attitude towards people who speak different languages. These are both important aspects in laying the foundations for lasting language acquisition in a child's life.
  • As the story in this Turkish picture book progresses, the child naturally works with the characters to discover the meanings of a wide range of fun new words and phrases. Strategic use of humour ensures that this subconscious learning is rewarded with laughter; the child feels good and the first seeds of a lifelong love of language are sown.

Message from the Author

Mark Pallis There is a special magic about learning words another language and using them: I truly think it warms the heart. I've learnt jokes or songs in ten languages so far and it's brought me so much joy. This Turkish book for children is first and foremost a really enjoyable story, but it's also my way of helping little learners engage with a new language, empathise with strangers and ultimately build a love of languages. And it happens without them realising. Any parent who has ever tried to smuggle vegetables into pasta sauce will know that you can get a lot of good stuff into things without kids realising. This book is the same Turkish for kids can be fun. I want you all to have fun together and enjoy the story. All the learning is a bonus; the icing on the cake (or the extra veg in the sauce ). The idea that after a few reads, kids will be able to go up to a native speaker and tell them in their own language: 'I've lost my hat' fills me with joy. Imagine how proud the child will feel. And imagine how proud you'll feel too I hope you have as much fun reading this Turkish book for kids as I had writing it. Learn Turkish kids Mark

Product Details
ISBN: 9781913595050
ISBN-10: 1913595056
Publisher: Neu Westend Press
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2020
Pages: 38
Language: English