My First Book of Hindi Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Hindi Language and Indian Culture

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Tuttle Publishing
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9.3 X 8.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Rina Singh is an internationally published author of many critically acclaimed picture books. Her book -- A Forest of Stories has been translated into several languages including Spanish and Korean. She grew up in India, learning and loving Hindi. She now lives in Toronto, Canada.

Farida Zaman is an Illustrator of many children's picture books, book jackets and educational textbooks. She has worked for clients in the UK, USA and Canada. Trained in the UK, her global background has given her insight into different cultures that offers an advantage to illustrate certain topics and stories. Farida has received recognition for her work and has won awards in Europe and North America. She lives with her husband, daughter and son in Toronto and works from her home studio.


"A colorful book to either introduce or reinforce Hindi language lessons for the lower elementary set." --School Library Journal
"Hindi-English bilingual parents will be thrilled with this primer that introduces Hindi words that match the English alphabet...This is part of a series of alphabet books that reinforces the beauty and importance of learning about many languages and cultures." --Booklist
"The vibrant colors and fun Indian illustrations of this book lure in both kids and adults! This is an excellent book to get kids excited and introduced to learn Hindi." --Shubhra Ramineni, author of Entice with Spice and Healthy Indian Vegetarian
"These books work for younger kids and also help teach ABC's. They are a series of ABC rhyming books about Asian languages and culture. Each book has information about how certain letters in the language are pronounced...The books have colorful illustrations and rhyming information using the word from the language of the book and its English version as well as a bit about the word in the particular culture." --Crafty Moms Share
"It's a hardcover book, filled with bright and bold illustrations that incorporate aspects of Indian culture, along with the regular childhood things common to kids around the world. There's a lovely feeling of movement and emotions throughout the book that add to its character." --Castle View Academy blog
"This book gently introduces young children to Hindi words using an ABC rhyming format. The words are written in the Devanagri script as well as a handy transliteration. Perfect for beginners, it provides a window to basic language and key images for those visiting India for the first time (including the little ones!)."