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My Village: Rhymes from Around the World (Hardcover)
In a new edition of this special book, 22 nursery rhymes from Iran to Iceland and Samoa to Switzerland have been carefully chosen and beautifully illustrated by Mique Moriuchi. A celebration of cultural diversity, each poem appears in its original language (19 languages are included) next to an English translation so young children can delight in quirky, touching and funny verses from all over the world.
About the Author
Danielle Wright enjoyed teaching migrants English when gaining her CELTA and then worked with many different migrant organisations while writing speeches for Sir Barry Curtis (when he was the Mayor of Manukau). During this time, she was surprised to learn that there are over 165 different ethnic groups in Manukau alone! Danielle lives in Auckland, New Zealand.Mique Moriuchi lives in London, where she uses bits and pieces, textured paint and collage to create rich and unique pictures for children's books such as Granny Torelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech and Talk Peace by Sam Williams. Mique Moriuchi has a (BA) Hons. in Graphic design from Norwich School of Art & Design and an MA in sequential design and illustration from the University of Brighton. Michael Rosen is one of the best known figures in the children's book world and the British arts scene. He has written numerous award-winning poetry books, non-fiction and picture books. He is also a journalist, broadcaster and performer, who visits schools in the UK and abroad with his one-man show. He was Children's Laureate from 2007-9, using the post to be an "ambassador of fun". He supports Arsenal Football Club and lives in north London.
A wonderful collection of poetry from around the world, a special celebration of the rhyming world but more importantly of cultural diversity and originality
Stunningly illustrated by Mique Moriuchi, Danielle Wright's collection contains nursery rhymes from a wealth of countries, accessibly translated. There are action rhymes, lullabies and observations of children's everyday life. A version in the original language and, where appropriate, in original script, are placed alongside each poem giving this fascinating and colourful book long lasting appeal.