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Words of the World: Ocean Animals


Curious minds will love the playful, brightly colored collages and multilingual exploration of ocean animals and their names from around the world.

This beautiful board book pairs gorgeous collages of eighteen types of ocean animals with their names across the six most popular languages worldwide: English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Chinese (Mandarin), and Arabic, as well as the language of universal friendship, Esperanto.


The Words of the World board book series encourages multilingual exploration and curiosity about our world within young readers.

Motomitsu Maehara is a Japanese artist, children’s book author, and musician based in Paris, France.

“Best Children’s Books of 2021” ―Red Tricycle

"Stunning new series..." --Let's Talk Picture Books

“Attractive paper collages . . . cut and layered to create arresting images. Lovely.” —Kirkus Reviews

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