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Age range 3 to 6 In My First Book of Indonesian Words, the familiar ABC rhyming structure combines with colourful illustrations to encourage the natural ability of children to easily pick up new concepts and vocabulary Words for things kids know in English (like kucing, for 'cat') are joined with words specific to Indonesian culture (gamelan, batik, legong), giving children insights into Indonesian culture and life. Everyday expressions - such as Apa kabar? which means 'How are you?' - give them a chance to communicate in a foreign language and shows them that people in other cultures are just like them.
By:   Linda Hibbs
Illustrated by:   Julia Laud
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 229mm, 
ISBN:   9780804853118
ISBN 10:   0804853118
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 November 2020
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Linda Hibbs has been studying the language and culture of Indonesia since her first visit at age 12. She has taught Indonesian at the secondary and university levels for over two decades, and holds degrees in Indonesian language and ethnomusicology as well as a Master's degree in Asian Studies. She is an educational consultant who has created teaching resources for Indonesian language educators at the primary and secondary school levels. She is the author of All About Indonesia and the Indonesian for Kids flash card sets. The digital illustrations for this book were created by Julia Laud for Caravan Studio. Caravan Studio was founded in January 2008 in Indonesia. Specializing in creating artwork for comic books, illustration, concept art and toy design, the studio has worked for major names in the publishing and entertainment industry.

Reviews for My First Book of Indonesian Words: An ABC Rhyming Book

This book is a great introduction to Indonesian culture as well as the language...The pictures are colorful and fun as well. - Crafty Moms Share blog Written in cheerful rhymes, this companion to My First Book of Chinese Words and other titles presents an alphabetical introduction to Indonesian words, expressions, food, and other aspects of the country's culture. - Publishers Weekly

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