What a Wonderful Word

This handpicked collection of untranslatable words from all over the world celebrates the magic of language, with gorgeous original artwork and fascinating facts about each word and the culture it comes from.

Featured in Volume XIII, Issue 2 of WOW Review.

In This Book

From bestselling author and illustrator duo Fani Marceau and Joëlle Jolivet comes an art-immersive experience featuring early concepts and themes for infants, toddlers, and anyone delighted by the wonders of everyday life. Inspired by linocut art techniques, the illustrations offer windows onto ordinary objects and experiences. Open the book, delve into the details, and discover animals, people, and surprises large and small gracing each oversized page in this whimsical book that makes the perfect springboard for storytelling, learning, and dreaming.

T-O’odham A-B-C O’ohana/Our O’odham A-B-C Book

This coloring book includes an introduction/information page with a map of Arizona highlighting the O’odham speaking Nations. A pronunciation page is next followed by the coloring pages. The coloring book is written in the Alvarez-Hale orthography (alphabet). Each page highlights one of the twenty-four letters of the O’odham alphabet. Each letter has three line art drawings to color along with the O’odham vocabulary word under each of them.


A child’s-eye view of keeping it all together.Acclaimed children’s writer Hazel Hutchins explores the concept of what-goes-with-what in her new picture book for preschoolers — whether it’s buttons that keep your shirt together, or shoelaces that keep your feet in your shoes. Playful text coupled with lively illustrations will keep children engaged and encourage them to build their vocabulary.As young children struggle, literally, with keeping it all together, here’s the book to keep them from coming undone, blowing away or falling apart. From getting dressed at the start of the day to leaving school at the end, there is plenty of opportunity throughout the story to make connections.With Together, Hazel Hutchins has created another rhythmic and imaginative tale, richly realized by Alice Priestley’s vibrant illustrations.

Table, Chair, Bear: A Book in Many Languages

Twenty-one objects from a child’s bedroom that are identified here in English, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Navajo, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Every word is spelled out phonetically as well as in the thirteen languages.