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Jambo Means Hello chapter 1 Jambo Means Hello , meaning Jambo Means Hello , genre Jambo Means Hello , book cover Jambo Means Hello , flies Jambo Means Hello , Jambo Means Hello 335e1b3269974 Muriel And Tom Feelings, Author And Illustrator Of The Caldecott Honor Book, Moja Means One Swahili Counting Book, Have Now Collaborated On A Companion Volume A Swahili Alphabet Book


10 thoughts on “Jambo Means Hello

  1. says:

    While Muriel and Tom Feelings Jambo Means Hello Swahili Alphabet Book is of course presented as such and thus appears in a traditional alphabet book format but minus the letters Q and X, as they do not appear in Swahili , this is most definitely NOT a book meant to be used with and for young children first learning and practicing their letters, as no, Yambo Means Hello Swahili Alphabet Book seems to first and foremost be conceptualised to introduce children, and not really toddlers either, to While Muriel and Tom Feelings Jambo Means Hello Swahili Alphabet Book is of course presented as such and thus appears in a traditional alphabet book format but minus the letters Q and X, as they do not appear in Swahili , this is most definitely NOT a book meant to be used with and for young children first learning and practicing their letters, as no, Yambo Means Hello Swahili Alphabet Book seems to first and foremost be conceptualised to introduce children, and not really toddlers either, to twenty four Swahili words for the most part various nouns and a few common expressions which are presented with an appreciated pronunciation guide and relevant cultural information and details, such as the roles played by mothers, fathers and children, the importance of respect for ones elders, farming practices and so on and so on And while for the most part, I have indeed very much enjoyed the cultural information author Muriel Feelings presents and features, as an individual who has always been very interested in and intrigued by the various and different languages of the world, I really do wish that since in the introduction, the author makes a point of declaring that Jambo Means Hello Swahili Alphabet Book is meant to introduce Swahili words in particular, is meant to introduce Swahili as a language, as probably the most common and widespread language of Africa, that at least one part of the information shown in the letter sections, on the specific and individual words, had been about their linguistic background, had been with regard to specifics of the Swahili language as a linguistic construct And sadly and indeed, not having this included, does at least for me kind of lessen the language teaching and learning potential of Jambo Means Hello Swahili Alphabet Book, as the words uttered and used in a given language have both cultural and language based grammatical, syntax and the like significance, and both are at least in my opinion of equal and the same importance for example, the Swahili word shown in Jambo Means Hello Swahili Alphabet Book for school, shule, is both pronounced and spelled almost exactly like the German word for school, Schule and it indeed would have been a wonderful linguistic addition for the author, for Muriel Feelings to have investigated and shown if there are indeed linguistic and perhaps historic correspondences here.And finally, while I have both appreciated and definitely much enjoyed the detailed and informative author s introduction of Jambo Means Hello Swahili Alphabet Book, there are nevertheless two rather problematic and annoying bones of contention for me Firstly, Muriel Feelings absolutely should have included a bibliographical list of books for further reading and study, both on East African culture AND on Swahili as a language perhaps even a few detailed grammar and syntax tomes for those of us interested in how Swahili actually works as a language, what its grammatical rules are and such And secondly and here I am in fact somewhat majorly personally annoyed and frustrated , why does the author, why does Muriel Feelings make the claim that Jambo Means Hello Swahili Alphabet Book is primarily for children of African ancestry to discover the Swahili language Nothing wrong with this in and of itself, I guess, but discovering and studying global languages, including the diverse languages of Africa, is something for EVERYONE AND ANYONE, and for the author to categorically make a statement, to pontificate that Jambo Means Hello Swahili Alphabet Book should mostly be for children of African origin and ancestry, well, as someone who loves languages and is interested in diversity, culture and promoting the learning of as many different world languages as possible, I for one, have felt rather taken aback if not even a bit insulted.Now with regard to Tom Feelings accompanying Caldecott Honour winning illustrations, while they are truly and indeed expressive and detailed and give an appreciated realistically imaginative visual portrait and representation of East African culture , I do wish that the colour schemes used had not just been various shades of blacks, whites and browns that they had also included reds, yellows, greens and blues For while I have been both willing and very much able to appreciate and even rather enjoy the illustrations and have truly found the information on how Tom Feelings art was created of much interest , for my own aesthetic tastes for my own eyes , there is simply not enough colour and thus not enough liveliness and brightness to consider Feelings pictorial renderings as in any way personal favourites although I do agree that they are adept, descriptively bold and provide a both adequate and even lovely complement to Muriel Feelings verbal descriptions and explanations of the twenty four Swahili words presented in Jambo Means Hello Swahili Alphabet Book


  2. says:

    This was a beautifully illustrated book With over 5 million people speaking Swahili and over 135 million speaking it as a second language, I thought this an appropriate book for children.


  3. says:

    A Swahili alphabet with each letter paired with a Swahili term and it s meaning.I hadn t read this one since childhood I remember I wasn t impressed as a child, probably since the illustrations are mostly black and white As an adult I appreciate the illustrations and the information muchDefinitely read the note in the back on the illustration process used in this book It is super complicated Definitely think now Feelings deserved that Caldecott honor But taking into consideration the A Swahili alphabet with each letter paired with a Swahili term and it s meaning.I hadn t read this one since childhood I remember I wasn t impressed as a child, probably since the illustrations are mostly black and white As an adult I appreciate the illustrations and the information muchDefinitely read the note in the back on the illustration process used in this book It is super complicated Definitely think now Feelings deserved that Caldecott honor But taking into consideration the opinion of my younger self, the target reading group of kids is probably middle grades Q and X are skipped in this book, as is noted in the author s informative note at the beginning read that too Q and X don t appear in the Swahili language, so the author chose to skip them The intro talks about the prevalence and importance of the Swahili language The words chosen help give a picture into some of the culture and traditions of the many peoples who speak this language A great book to pick when doing multicultural studies or when studying Africa Don t necessarily pick this one when studying the alphabet since two letters are missing by English standards


  4. says:

    I think kids really enjoy learning how to say words and phrases in languages other than their own This book does a nice job of introducing Swahili vocabulary and using these words and their accompanying illustrations as opportunities for teaching about East African culture I was also surprised by the elaborate process that went into creating the illustrations I m still not sure why a children s book without any color or any real plot would be so appealing, but there is something eye catching I think kids really enjoy learning how to say words and phrases in languages other than their own This book does a nice job of introducing Swahili vocabulary and using these words and their accompanying illustrations as opportunities for teaching about East African culture I was also surprised by the elaborate process that went into creating the illustrations I m still not sure why a children s book without any color or any real plot would be so appealing, but there is something eye catching about it Still, though, I wonder if kids pick this book up without an adult recommendation


  5. says:

    This beautifully illustrated alphabet book introduces children to the Swahili alphabet andimportantly to the East African culture I have never read a book like this before and I really enjoyed learning all of the Swahili words I really liked how the author made this book relatable to children with words that would be relatable to children, for example English words like mother, father, friend, etc. This book would be a great book to have in the classroom when doing a unit on African cul This beautifully illustrated alphabet book introduces children to the Swahili alphabet andimportantly to the East African culture I have never read a book like this before and I really enjoyed learning all of the Swahili words I really liked how the author made this book relatable to children with words that would be relatable to children, for example English words like mother, father, friend, etc. This book would be a great book to have in the classroom when doing a unit on African culture I enjoyed this book and I think that children of all ages will too


  6. says:

    This Caldecott Honor Book would be an enhancement for a geography lesson about Africa It gave simple Swahili words to pronounce pertaining to the alphabet as well as tidbits about the culture in reference to the word given My oldest dd enjoyed repeating the words with me I like how she asked where all the color was because the book is in sketch form in black white It was a nice change of pace as well as exposure to something other than the typical illustrated books she s used to viewin This Caldecott Honor Book would be an enhancement for a geography lesson about Africa It gave simple Swahili words to pronounce pertaining to the alphabet as well as tidbits about the culture in reference to the word given My oldest dd enjoyed repeating the words with me I like how she asked where all the color was because the book is in sketch form in black white It was a nice change of pace as well as exposure to something other than the typical illustrated books she s used to viewing


  7. says:

    Muriel and Tom Feelings followed up their counting book with an alphabet book to teach children the alphabet in Swahili along with a word and a few sentences giving facts about East Africa for each letter of the alphabet As with Moja Means One, I wonder about how dated this is, but thought the illustrations were very nice and worthy of their Caldecott Honor.


  8. says:

    A Caldecott Honor Book And a different kind of alphabet book and not just because it is for Swahili and not English Your typical American alphabet book is for animals and very common words Most of the words in this book are concepts or are treated as concepts And the supporting text is not that as for little kids, it sfor older kids and it s aimed to express something about the culture behind those who speak Swahili And the art is also far from typical for an alphabet book It is also A Caldecott Honor Book And a different kind of alphabet book and not just because it is for Swahili and not English Your typical American alphabet book is for animals and very common words Most of the words in this book are concepts or are treated as concepts And the supporting text is not that as for little kids, it sfor older kids and it s aimed to express something about the culture behind those who speak Swahili And the art is also far from typical for an alphabet book It is also aimed at the culturethan the words and it is muted and beautiful


  9. says:

    1975 Caldecott Honor favorite illustration Ngoma is drum and dance I love the joy on everyone s faces as they enjoy the music and the grace and movement of the dancing figures.This alphabet book is a great introduction to the Swahili culture of Africa Each letter with the exception of q and x, which do not occur in the Swahili language is pared with a word from the Swahili language Feelings choses words that small children would likely be familiar with, making the bookaccessible t 1975 Caldecott Honor favorite illustration Ngoma is drum and dance I love the joy on everyone s faces as they enjoy the music and the grace and movement of the dancing figures.This alphabet book is a great introduction to the Swahili culture of Africa Each letter with the exception of q and x, which do not occur in the Swahili language is pared with a word from the Swahili language Feelings choses words that small children would likely be familiar with, making the bookaccessible to children of all ages and reading levels The beautiful drawings highlight the Swahili culture and give the reader a fairly good idea of what day to day life may be like in African Swahili countries I especially enjoyed the page that mentions beauty being different for different peoples.Overall, I enjoyed this book muchthan the Caldecott Winner from 1975, Arrow to the Sun, especially after learningabout the validity of both books this one being factual, the other taking a great deal of poetic license with the beliefs of the pueblo people and feel that this book was muchdeserving of the medal


  10. says:

    This Caldecott Honor book is very informative in a way that is still easy for students to understand and enjoy In the beginning of the book there is an introduction about the language of Swahili and a map showing the countries in which Swahili is spoken On each page of the book there is a Swahili word that starts with each letter of the english alphabet For example, on the A page the word arusi is introduced The pronunciation of the word is provided along with a brief description of what This Caldecott Honor book is very informative in a way that is still easy for students to understand and enjoy In the beginning of the book there is an introduction about the language of Swahili and a map showing the countries in which Swahili is spoken On each page of the book there is a Swahili word that starts with each letter of the english alphabet For example, on the A page the word arusi is introduced The pronunciation of the word is provided along with a brief description of what the word means The author chooses words that elementary students would be familiar with such as school and friend This book would be great to use with lower elementary students Not only does it reinforce the english alphabet and introduce a new language, it teaches a great deal of African culture as well It would be a great read aloud in a classroom when learning about African culture The illustrations in the book are all done in black and white but are large and detailed The pictures reinforce the word that is introduced on that particular page


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