Mark Pallis / Illus. Peter Baynton
A heartwarming and funny bilingual children's book with a difference that will help children to learn French.
A little mouse walks into the Lost & Found, but can only speak French. 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 introduce kids to more than forty simple and fun French words and phrases.
The majority of the text is in English with French words and phrases slipped in as the story progresses. Having a main character who only speaks in the new language helps to build empathy and a positive attitude towards people who speak different languages.
The Fabulous Lost & Found and the Little French Mouse is an ideal story to share with young children being introduced to French for the first time. A list of the French words and phrases from the story are shown at the back of the book, together with their English translations. It would be useful if the parent, teacher or caregiver reading this story had some knowledge of French to be able to pronounce the French words correctly.
Suggested age range: 2 - 7 years
Paperback, 36pp, 215 x 215mm