My First Book of Hindi Words by Rina Singh
An ABC Rhyming Book of Hindi Language and Indian Culture

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My First Book of Hindi Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces young children to Hindi language and Indian culture through everyday words.

Organized as an ABC rhyming book, My First Book of Hindi Words incorporates common Hindi words into charming English-language rhymes, beginning with: "A is for akash. A sky so blue where little birds fly and big planes, too," and on through "Z is for zukhaam. Achoo! I sneeze. I must have a cold. Mama, hug me please!" Winsome, full-color pictures illustrate each word and allow even very young readers to make their first foray into India's official language. A helpful glossary at the end makes it easy for readers—including parents and teachers—to review what they've learned!

With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon be a part of the 300 million people worldwide that speak Hindi!

About Rina Singh

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RINA SINGH was born in India and immigrated to Canada in 1980. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Concordia University and a teaching degree from McGill University. Before moving from Montreal to Toronto, she taught creative writing to gifted children. She has since written several critically acclaimed books for children. Her book A Forest of Stories has been translated into several languages, her poems and short stories have appeared in several Canadian literary journals, and she has exhibited photography in many Toronto galleries. Rina Singh teaches art and drama in Toronto, where she lives with her restaurateur husband and their two children. A graduate of the Chelsea College of Art in London and London's Wimbledon School of Art, FARIDA ZAMAN has been an illustrator and designer for over two decades. Her work has been used in print advertising, consumer packaging, web pages, greeting cards, and stationery. She has illustrated numerous children's books and textbooks, and her illustrations have been used in national newspapers and magazines throughout Britain, Canada, and the United States. Farida Zaman lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.
Published August 2, 2016 by Tuttle Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books.

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PreS-Gr 2—An introduction to 26 simple Hindi words arranged in the order of the English alphabet. Each word appears in Devanagari script at the top of the page, then in Roman letters, followed by a short, rhyming stanza that defines the word contextually. Each rhyme begins with the Hindi word ("A...

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