★ WINNER OF THE 2020 PURPLE DRAGONFLY CHILDREN'S BOOK CULTURAL DIVERSITY AWARD ★
"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: Cultural Diversity (Purple Dragonfly Award, 2020)
- 1st Place: Best Illustrations (Purple Dragonfly Award, 2020)
- 1st Place: Outstanding Children's Fiction Illustrated (IAN Book of the Year Awards, 2020)
- Silver Medal in Children - Concept genre (Readers' Favorite Award, 2020)
- Golden Award (Mom's Choice Award, 2020)
- Smart Book Award (Academics' Choice, 2020)
- Brain Child Book Award (Tillywig Award, 2020)
- Honorable Mention: Picture Books 5 & Younger (Purple Dragonfly Award, 2020)
- Finalist: Children's Picture Book (American Fiction Awards, 2020)
♥ If you liked this book, don't forget to check out its coloring book companion (sold separately). ♥
Little Polyglot Adventures Series (Vol. 1): Dylan's Birthday Present/O Presente de Anivers rio de Dylan - Portuguese (Brazil) Children's Picture Book
This is the Portuguese (Brazil) edition of this book. It is also available in several other languages, in bilingual and monolingual 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 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.
Portuguese spelling reflects the current orthographic spelling rules.
Resumo em portugu s:
Dylan um menino americano como muitos outros. Uma coisa o torna especial, no entanto: seus pais v m de outros pa ses e falam com ele em outras l nguas. Hoje seu anivers rio e ele ganha um presente bem diferente, apenas para perd -lo logo em seguida. Junto de sua melhor amiga, Emma, uma doce menina bil ngue filha de pais sul-africanos, Dylan tenta encontrar seu presente de anivers rio perdido. Durante sua busca, os dois amigos aprendem sobre o valor da amizade, de falar outras l nguas e a valorizar tanto sua pr pria heran a cultural e lingu stica quanto a dos outros.