Author: Henry J. Amen & Kyubyong Park
Illustrated by: Aya Padron
Hardcover: 26 page(s)
Age Range: 3 - 8
Ontario curriculum: Language - Reading
The words profiled in this book are all commonly used in the Korean language and are both informative and fun for English-speaking children to learn. The goals ofMy First Book of Korean Words are multiple: to familiarize children with the sounds and structure of Korean speech; to introduce core elements of Korean culture; to illustrate the ways in which languages differ in their treatment of everyday sounds; and to show how, through cultural importation, a single word can be shared between languages.
Both teachers and parents will welcome the book's cultural and linguistic notes, and appreciate how the book is organized in a familiar ABC structure. Each word is presented in Hangeul, as well as in its Romanized form.