TEMBO, THE LITTLE ELEPHANT by Teresa Campos

TEMBO, THE LITTLE ELEPHANT

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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A newborn elephant takes his first steps on the African savanna, giving toddlers a gentle first step into the world of reading.

The first in a series of colorful, multilingual primers for pre-readers, Tembo’s tale is rich in color, structure and simplicity. A baby elephant is born, takes his first steps, is introduced to the elephant herd, rolls in the mud, takes his first shower, says goodnight to the stars with his father and falls asleep hugging his mother’s trunk. As he learns and grows, young readers discover the words associated with Tembo’s world: sky, cloud, water, ant, flower and moon. With narration in seven European languages, the app comes with a handy menu, a voice-recording option and three educational games that give the 12-frame story a healthy shelf life. The narration alone, in any language, adds a whimsy and depth to the simplicity of Tembo’s story. Readers can easily switch back and forth among languages, page by page, making this a compelling resource for practicing a second language while learning to read for the very first time.

A first step for Tembo = one sweet step for new learners. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 3-7)


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Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 2013
Publisher: BubbleBooks
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2014




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