Dylan's Birthday Present
Date: August 2020
Duration: 0 hours 8 minutes
Winner of the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Children's Book Award in Cultural Diversity. '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'
'The author of several books for children on learning new languages, Santos helps introduce the concept of multilingualism in a kid-friendly way, with an engaging [...] plot. A friendly approach to the pleasures of multilingualism.'
'A multicultural boy chases a lost chicken in Victor D.O. Santos' enthusiastic picture book. Dylan's Birthday Present is a light educational title that concerns diversity, problem-solving, and a sweet friendship.'
Foreword Clarion Reviews
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 multilingual and multicultural 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.
While listening to this book, kids will learn 6 words in different languages and will feel like little polyglots themselves!
This is Vol.1 in the children's series “Little Polyglot Adventures”. It is also available in 20+ other languages, including in bilingual versions.