The books are very suitable both for reading to young children and for older children to use to learn to read in both languages. The repetitive structure is supportive of children learning new words and the illustrations work well alongside the text.
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 2 November 2012
This year, more than ever, parents want to buy decent gifts for their little ones rather than something which is going to give them 15 minutes entertainment on Christmas Day and never gets played with or looked at again. Parents want something to capture their children’s imagination instead.
Wishing for a Fun-Learning Christmas? Don’t look further! It’s going to be a “Book of The Animals” Christmas. The popular bilingual children’s books series is indeed expected to be one of Amazon and other leading book retailers’ top sellers this Christmas, thanks to its low price tag (less than £10 in paperback for a bilingual book and less than £2 in eBook format) and mainly its universal appeal.
The collection of seven books about the children’s favourite animals who, episode after episode, refuse to do what they are told looks set to make it as unexpected contenders for this year’s Christmas bestseller.
Written by author and journalist J.N. Paquet and handmade illustrated, the delightful “Book of The Animals” series tells the story of what happens when the animals in the stories (a frog, a cow, a fox, a cat, a dog…), like many young children, don’t want to wash, eat, sleep, go to school, share, take their medicine and get vaccinated.
The series was created with the aim to help both parents and children to discover the benefits of washing, eating, etc., in a really fun and educational manner. And the subjects are virtually endless!
The books are also bilingual, which means that parents will enjoy the teaching and the interactivity they can gain from reading them with their children. There is something special about these books and one can only imagine how much it could benefit to so many children, both for the message they convey (wash, eat, sleep, etc.) and for the bilingual function of the books. That’s what J.N. Paquet calls “Fun-Learning.”
“The books are very suitable both for reading to young children and for older children to use to learn to read in both languages. The repetitive structure is supportive of children learning new words and the illustrations work well alongside the text to help understanding of unfamiliar words. I can easily imagine young children demanding repeat readings and enjoying learning the text by heart as many children do with favourite stories. Children learning to make up and write their own stories might well want to write a personalised version, using the structure as a prop. The stories would work well both in the home and in the classroom.” Dr Raymonde Sneddon, Research Fellow at the University of East London, said.
“The Book of The Animals – The Beautiful Collection” by J.N. Paquet (RRP £69.99 paperback & £9.99 eBook – all seven episodes included in one book) is available to order now from http://www.amazon.co.uk and on sale nationally from all leading book retailers from 15th November 2012. The seven books can also be purchased individually priced at RRP £9.99 paperback and £1.99 eBook.
The European Bookshop (the UK's leading Foreign language bookshop and distributor for foreign languages and literatures) has become the first bookshop in London to sell the entire series of "The Book of The Animals" by J.N. PAQUET and the first bookshop to hold the largest collection of books written by J.N. PAQUET in the UK. Available in store right now are the 7 episodes of the series, the collection book and other bilingual books by J.N. PAQUET. The books are all available in English-French, English-Portuguese, English-Italian, English-Spanish, English-Swedish. If you wish to order some of the books, give them a call: 02077345259, email them (mention "The Book of The Animals" series by J.N. PAQUET) or simply visit them in their London shop: THE EUROPEAN BOOKSHOP - 5 Warwick Street, Soho, London, W1B 5LU.
The books are also available nationwide at Waterstones (http://www.thebookoftheanimals.com/www/en-uk/bookshops/).
The books are also available in eBook format for Kindle (Amazon) and Kobo (WHSmith) and on all other tablets via downloadable Apps.
The series’ official website is also full of information about the books and where to find them (Official website: http://www.TheBookOfTheAnimals.com). The Facebook page also provides updated information about the books and the author’s current storytelling events in Britain (http://www.facebook.com/TheBookOfTheAnimals).
Finally, to find out where J.N. Paquet is appearing during his current UK Tour 2012, take a look at his agenda at: http://agenda.thebookoftheanimals.com and if you wish to come with your children and meet with J.N. PAQUET during one of his visits, do not hesitate. It’s absolutely FREE. Why not even ask your school, book club, local library, local bookshop to book a FREE storytelling event? They should get in touch with Harry, at: booking(at)thebookoftheanimals(dot)co(dot)uk.
Bringing a writer or storyteller into a school is a great way to inspire children and bring reading to life.
Notes to Editors:
About the “Book of The Animals” Collection
Created on 7th January 2008 by J.N. Paquet and written in his own and unique style, “The Book of The Animals” tells the stories of animals who don't want to wash, eat, sleep, go to school, share, take their medicine or get vaccinated. But step by step, everyone gets to discover the benefits of doing it.
Each book tackles one specific childhood issue with the help of the children’s favourite characters: the animals! A funny way to learn and a funny way to teach approved by thousands of happy children all over the world who are now growing to love being bilinguals through learning other languages in a fun and agreeable manner.
The books are geared towards children aged 2-5, before elementary/primary school. They will likely be bilingual children whose parents want to encourage the learning of their two current languages. They will also be children whose parents want to teach a language at a young age. They are finally used as teaching material by some teachers who find the series to be helpful in their teaching of a second language at school.
The books are all available in either bilingual or monolingual versions. Bilingual versions include: English-French, English-Portuguese, English-Italian, English-Spanish, English-Swedish, English-Creole, and English-Japanese. Monolingual versions include: English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Creole, Swedish and Japanese. With more versions coming soon.
There are currently seven books in the series and the collection book. Each episode brings on new animals, new words, new situations and new stories.
- “The Book of The Animals - Episode 1” (These Animals... Don’t Want to Wash! - 2008)
- “The Book of The Animals - Episode 2” (These Animals... Don’t Want to Eat! - 2009)
- “The Book of The Animals - Episode 3” (These Animals... Don’t Want to Sleep! - 2010)
- “The Book of The Animals - Episode 4” (These Animals... Don’t Want to Go to School! - 2011)
- “The Book of The Animals - Episode 5” (These Animals... Don’t Want to Share! - 2011)
- “The Book of The Animals - Episode 6” (These Animals... Don’t Want to Take their Medicine! - 2012)
- “The Book of The Animals - Episode 7” (These Animals... Don’t Want to Get Vaccinated! - 2012)
- “The Book of The Animals - The Beautiful Collection” (7 books in 1 - 2012)
Finding the paperbacks
The books of the series are currently available to order from the series’ official website http://www.TheBookOfTheAnimals.com and from Amazon. Paperback format is also on sale nationally from all leading book retailers.
The seven books can be purchased individually priced at RRP £9.99, whereas “The Book of The Animals – The Beautiful Collection” (7 books in 1) can be purchased priced RRP £69.99.
Finding the eBooks
eBooks are available on Kindle and Kindle Fire (Amazon, Waterstones, etc) and on Kobo (WHSmith, Indigo, etc) and all other tablets via downloadable eReading Apps.
The seven books can be purchased individually priced at RRP £1.99, whereas “The Book of The Animals – The Beautiful Collection” can be purchased priced RRP £9.99.
The complete list of the websites where the books can be purchased from is available online from the series’ official website (http://www.TheBookOfTheAnimals.com). The Facebook page also provides updated information about the books and the author’s other children’s books (http://www.facebook.com/TheBookOfTheAnimals).
About J.N. Paquet
J.N. PAQUET is an author and journalist who lived in France for more than 20 years, in London, UK, for 10 years and in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for 3 years. He currently lives between the UK and Brazil. As a journalist, he has been writing about France and Britain’s current affairs for two decades. He is a frequent contributor to SkyNews Blog, CNN iReport, Digital Journal and Ground Report. As an author, J.N. Paquet has written more than 20 children’s books — translated into up to nine languages — including the highly acclaimed bilingual children’s books series “The Book of The Animals.” He is also the founder of the Fun-Learning Programme that aims to promote bilingualism around the world.
To learn more about J.N. Paquet and his works, please visit his websites, at: http://www.jnpaquet.com or http://www.jnpaquet-books.com / also follow him on Twitter, at: @jnpaquet (for his books feed) and @jnpaquet2 (for his news feed).
J.N. Paquet is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Committee of Concerned Journalists (CCJ), Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the National Centre for Language and Literacy (NCLL), the Society for Storytelling (SFS), New Writing South (NWS), the National Centre for Language and Literacy (NCLL) and the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE).
UK Tour 2012
J.N. Paquet, the creator of the highly popular “The Book of The Animals” bilingual children’s books series, is currently touring Britain to promote his two new children’s books, talk about his latest works and share his personal stories to inspire the next generations of young readers. There are reading sessions, Q&A, freebies giveaways, book signings and school/library/bookshop visits.
Not only does the tour connect the children with J.N. Paquet – with them glad to meet with a real-world author – but it is also introducing them to the author’s new imaginary worlds full of animals, princesses, happy little boys, kind monsters and other most colourful things.
The tour also celebrates the launch of not one but two new episodes of “The Book of The Animals” series titled: “These Animals… Don’t Want to Take their Medicine!” and “These Animals… Don’t Want to Get Vaccinated!” (Respectively episodes 6 and 7 of the series).
The main objectives of this “UK Tour 2012” are to promote literacy through visits to different schools and communities across Britain, promote bilingualism through reading sessions, promote fun-learning as a positive attitude towards reading and provide inspiration for the next generation of young readers and writers.
“The Book of The Animals” bilingual series and J.N. Paquet’s collection of children’s books are supported by ABRIR, a Brazilian Association for Educational Projects in the UK. ABRIR provides information about educational projects for the Brazilian community in the UK. It is a UK registered charity with the HMRC (XT26396) and a member of the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Schools (NRC787). http://www.ABRIR.org.uk