How Penguin Says Please! by Abigail Samoun

How Penguin Says Please!

Written by Abigail Samoun
Illustrated by Sarah Watts


How Penguin Says Please! by Abigail Samoun

Por favor, s'il vous plait, ching: this adorable board book teaches preschoolers how to say 'please' in seven languages! Join Penguin as she enjoys pastries in France, explores the Hermitage in Russia, sees Mount Fuji in Japan and the Pyramids in Egypt, buys fish in China, sips chai in India, visits relatives in Argentina - and remembers her manners everywhere she goes! Each 'please' word is translated and has a pronunciation guide, and an illustrated map follows Penguin's travels round the world.


A brief, age-appropriate introduction to eight common world languages for toddler travelers. . . . Good manners travel well in this board book for preschool linguists.

About the Author

Abigail Samoun has edited books that received the CCBC Charlotte Zolotow award, SCBWI Golden Kite award, and NYPL Ezra Jack Keats award. She also edited the series Edgar & Ellen, which sold over a half million copies worldwide in 12 languages and inspired a cartoon series on Nickelodeon. In 2011, she cofounded Red Fox Literary, a children's book agency representing authors and illustrators, with agent extraordinaire Karen Grencik. Sarah Watts went to Ringling College of Art and Design where she studied with many great instructors. After working at Carter's for two years, Sarah started a career as an independent illustrator, and her clients include Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Amazon Children's Publishing, Random House UK, and Penguin Books UK.

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Board book
24 pages


Abigail Samoun
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Sterling an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co Inc

Publication date

5th May 2015



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