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Sunday, November 6, 2011

I Am Different! Can You Find Me? - Manjula Padmanabhan



Released July 2011

Charlesbridge

Reviewed by Bob Walch

The question is “Mahahanap mo ba ako?”  That’s Filipino for “Can you find me?”  On the opposite page you see a number of seagulls, but one of them is slightly different. Can you find the one that is not like the others? 

 Before you move on to the next section, check the paragraph at the bottom of the question page that tells you something about Filipino. You’ll learn that it is spoken in the Philippines, what other languages influenced it (Chinese, English and Arabic to name a few) and that the English words “cooties”, “yo yo” and “boondocks”  are words we borrowed from Filipino.

Not only will your observational skills be tested as you read this book, but you will also learn a little bit about sixteen different languages, such as Navajo, Italian, Cree and Hindi.

Part of the proceeds from this book will be donated to The Global Fund for Children to support innovative community-based organizations that serve the world’s most vulnerable children and youth.

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