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A Is for Bee

An Alphabet Book in Translation

This unconventional alphabet book teaches children their ABCs alongside respect for language diversity. Here, f is for butterfly—flutur in Albanian—and octopus starts with a ttako, from Japanese. Sixty-nine languages are represented in total, from Afrikaans to Zulu, and children and adults alike will come away with a new perspective on the alphabet. Bright illustrations add to the fun, with bold contrasts and intricate linework.

Reviewed by Danielle Ballantyne

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