Baking ABC - English / Portuguese is a 14-page full-color board book introduces readers to the alphabet, baking terms, and the flavors and food of the Azores Islands and Portugal.
Why a Portuguese children's book?
Studies have shown that Portuguese youth have looser ties to their heritage and language than their parents or grandparents. Baking ABC offers families the opportunity to learn and reinforce Portuguese words with younger generations within homes that are increasingly becoming English-dominant.
What if I'm not Portuguese?
Baking ABC is perfect for anyone who wants to bring more bilingual titles into their home, school, or community. Numerous studies have shown benefits from learning a second language (or third or fourth!), including improvements in memory and critical thinking. Baking ABC is a great start, especially for kids ages 0-5.
With its focus on baking, this book is also a fun way to ignite your child's interest in baking (without the mess!).
How is this book different from other Portuguese children's books in the U.S.?
Very few bilingual children's books in the United States are published in Continental / European Portuguese. Most are printed in Brazilian Portuguese. While there are similarities between Brazilian and European Portuguese, there are differences in intonation, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.
Baking ABC is written to appeal to learners of Continental / European Portuguese. In Baking ABC, every Portuguese word is followed by a transliteration guide to help with pronunciation.