HALALA MEANS WELCOME! by Ken Wilson-Max

HALALA MEANS WELCOME!

A Book of Zulu Words
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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Chidi and Michael are friends who live in South Africa. Michael comes to visit Chidi at his home, with a bag of toys to share. The boys play together, look at Chidi’s books and maps, milk the goat and feed the hens, and have a snack. On pages showing all this activity, several words—mostly nouns—appear in Zulu and in English, and are illustrated. A glossary appears at the end, with a pronunciation guide that explains how to make the distinctive “click” sound in Zulu, as in the q in iquanda (egg). Wilson-Max (Max, p. 1200, etc.) paints in matte planes of color outlined in black, which give his pages a patterned, decorative look. (glossary, map) (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-7868-0414-9
Page count: 26pp
Publisher: Hyperion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1998




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