"ABRIR UK is very proud to support J.N. PAQUET's bilingual series 'The Book of the Animals'. We see in the series another means for the children to have both their languages recognized and valued. Both parents can read the same stories with the children and thus enjoy the great experience of participating in their children's literacy development. Reading together and being able to speak their own languages with their children is also a wonderful opportunity to strengthen parents-chidren's emotional links." -- Dr Ana Souza, Institute of Education, University of London (Abrir.org.uk.)
"These delightful books are very suitable both for reading to young children and for older children to use to learn to read in both languages. The repetitive structure is supportive of children learning new words and the illustrations work well alongside the text to help understanding of unfamiliar words. I can easily imagine young children demanding repeat readings and enjoying learning the text by heart as many children do with favourite stories. I think the stories would work well both in the home and in the classroom." -- Dr Raymonde Sneddon, Research Fellow, University of East London.
About the Author
J.N. PAQUET is a children's author-illustrator, storyteller and journalist who lived in France, Brazil and Britain. Father of three trilingual children, he has written over 50 children's books -- translated into nine languages -- including the highly acclaimed bilingual children's books series "The Book of The Animals" and "The T-RRIBLE".
Through his books, he aims to promote literacy and bilingualism around the world, promote fun-learning as a positive attitude towards reading and provide inspiration for the next generation of young readers and writers.
Three times Award-nominated author (Runner-up) at the "Brazilian International Press Awards UK" for Best Literature, 2012/2013/2014.
- Read his blog: jnpaquet.com
- Find his children's books: jnpaquet-books.com
- Follow him on Twitter: @jnpaquet_kids