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Bilingual edition English-Dutch: “Am I small?” - Tamia is not sure and keeps asking various animals that she meets on her journey. Eventually she finds the surprising answer... “Ben ik klein?” Tamia weet het niet en blijft het vragen aan de verschillende dieren die ze op haar reis tegenkomt. Uiteindelijk vindt ze een verrassend antwoord......

Title : am i small ben ik klein
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ISBN : 20761783
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 163 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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am i small ben ik klein Reviews

  • Veronica Morfi
    2019-02-14 16:24

    Fun little book. Great for people learning a new language. I was reading the Korean/English version. It took me forever to get through considering this barely has any words in it. But it was so much fun reading something besides my textbooks, in Korean. I am going to get more of the authors books for Korean and maybe keep on re-reading them until I get better.

  • Manybooks
    2019-01-29 12:32

    The original premise of Phillip Winterberg's Bin ich klein? (Am I Small?) is simplicity itself, is basically and sweetly straightforwardly that size is always and forever relative and that depending on the body types and proportions of those around us, we are perceived as at times small and at times large (and thus, we are everything, and therefore just right). Accompanied by Nadja Wichmann's bright and expressive illustrations (perhaps a bit too exaggerated for my personal tastes, but a perfect and evocative mirror of the text, especially the many variants of smallness and largeness), Bin ich klein? is a fun introduction to sizes and relativity of comparisons for young children, whilst also presenting the important message that we should love ourselves, that our shapes and our body sizes are without fault and flawless, perfect just the way they are. That being said, the entire Bin ich klein? series is actually so much more than the above. Phillip Winterberg's original text has been rendered into numerous dual-language editions (from French to Chinese, and even extinct languages like Latin and Gothic), and thus, beyond its obvious appeal to and for children, these parallel text versions are a wonderful and useful language teaching and learning tool for ANYONE (both children and adults, although some adults might chafe at using a simple picture book for language learning or teaching). After recently downloading the German/Gothic version of Bin ich klein? on my Kindle, it was so much fun and massively, enlighteningly entertaining to figure out, to compare and contrast the Gothic with the accompanying standard German text (and to realise just how close much of the long extinct Gothic is not only to modern German, but also to English and Dutch). Highly recommended for language enthusiasts (I have downloaded at least twenty different, variable dual-language versions of Bin ich klein? and am having a diverting, informative and fun time figuring out meanings and even basic grammar points by simply comparing and contrasting the parallel texts).

  • Ida Earl
    2019-02-09 18:40

    Das Bucher ist sehr gut.I got this book to boost my ego. It worked. I understood the whole thing. This is the first book I have ever read in German.German was my first language. After adoption at age 5, I was forbidden to speak my language. I took two semesters, about 15 years ago. But didn't have anyone to talk to. Now at 61, I find a great app Duolingo, and I have read a kids book. I will also read it to my grandson.

  • B
    2019-02-16 20:24

    Great Children's BookAdorable story! Short, sweet, and helps me avec française! I loved the story, as well as the illustrations. I also really liked the zoom in feature, so cute!

  • Amanda
    2019-02-19 19:22

    Although this book is written for children, I definitely think these simple translation books are helpful when learning a second language. So, nonetheless, I enjoyed flipping through it. I love the Swedish language and I try to learn new words everyday! The graphics are also super adorable and this would be a great book to raise a bilingual child with. Hope I can find more simple and creative books like this too.

  • Rebekah Rodda
    2019-01-27 15:30

    Clever clever idea. All you picture book writers out there - see this! This book is bilingual - in this case English and Georgian - but the author has released the same book in a number of different languages all with English plus another language (so there is one in English/Japanese etc). The story is also cleverly done as it revolves around all the different ways to say big and little with basic sentences structures practised - perfect for language learners. And the quirky illustrations make for a fun read.How interesting - I read the English/Georgian book but the one that has popped up the top is the English/Japanese version!

  • Homegrown Reader
    2019-02-18 13:29

    My husband and I met in German Club while at university. We both speak German, although one of us speaks it better than the other, and we toyed with the idea of raising Bug bilingual. That's how we became the proud owners of Bin ich klein? Now, we speak mainly English in the house but we do have the odd phrases that we use day to day and quite a few books that we read in German. I realize most people reading this may not speak German and that's ok. Bin ich klein? is still an amazing read that you should consider sharing with your child. Why you may ask? Well because it comes in over 100 languages. That's right. You can get it in English (translation: Am I Small?) or even a bilingual version. The message that it delivers is clear and sweet and the pictures are vibrant and whimsical. It would be a treasure in any library. Bug loves Bin ich klein? He calls it “Mini” after one of the lines in the book (“Bin ich mini?”). He's content to sit on the floor and look at the pictures himself or will drag it over to me to read for the umpteenth time. Thanks to the repetitive lines I almost know it by heart and Bug can fill in quite a few himself. I think that it's not only the illustrations he likes but the message as well. It's interesting for me to think that Bug can relate so clearly to this story. The main character, Tamia, is introduced by the narrator at the beginning of the book and described as small. This comes as a shock to her and initiates an inquiry among her friends. Each one gives her a different response. Tamia seems confused until the end, when she realizes that she's all of these things and being all of these things makes her just right, the way she is. It's a sweet moment. The journey that she embarks on, not only takes the reader through the story, but leads them through the jungle of color that Bin ich klein? is submersed in. Each page jumps out and captivates you with its vibrancy, detail, and imagination. There are flying zeppelins with bubble blowing red furry creatures. There are giant pink whales with rainbow harvesting birds on their backs. The intricacies aren't overwhelming and Bug spends a great deal of time pouring over each page. We read this book so often the spine is falling apart and I still discover little tid bits each time we open the cover. Story Tips: 1. There are so many details and fun illustrations. You can read it through normally or just even discuss the pictures.2. I'm not sure what these pages are made of but they are pretty durable. You won't need to be as careful with your little one turning the page.

  • alana
    2019-02-08 18:27

    So it seems there are versions of this book in multiple languages. Thank you, Goodreads reviewers! I read Am I Small? in an English-Japanese edition. Each sentence is written in romanji, hiragana/katakana, and English. In this way, the book can be read entirely in Japanese, entirely in English, or with both languages like an echo. The story builds upon a little girl's inquiry as to whether or not she is small. Depending on who she asks, she gets an answer of being even bigger or even smaller. The vocabulary presents readers with a variety of words and expressions to convey and compare sizes (ex: small, tiny, microscopic, etc.). While the story doesn't have comparative sentences ("you are bigger than..." or "..... is the biggest of all!"), the images provide opportunities for adults to prompt children with these comparisons. The array of size vocabulary presented in both languages make this a fairly successful book, in my opinion. I wish it wasn't just in ebook format (though it only cost $0.99 on Kindle). I'll have to research print options since I'm not a fan of book time as screen time for super young kids.

  • Nicole Pramik
    2019-02-20 18:40

    I had never read a bilingual book before (for grownups or otherwise), so I thought the concept of combining English with another language to help teach a foreign language while telling a story was a neat idea. I downloaded this book because I'm trying to teach myself Norwegian and figured a children's book would be a good way to learn some very basic words and grammar. (Granted, I own a more formal language-learning book.) Overall, I was impressed and I thought it was a delight little story with cute, colorful artwork.I notice that Am I Small was actually penned using a variety of language combinations, not just English-Norwegian. So no matter how old you are, if you're taking the beginning steps in learning a new language, then check out this book series. And remember that you're never too old to read a picture book, no matter what language it's in. :)

  • Sundararaman R
    2019-01-23 17:43

    Tiny book with the single purpose of teaching you various German words for bigness and smallness - and being extraordinarily cute while doing so. I read the German-Tamil bilingual version of it. Apart from the beautifully done illustrations, what I found impressive was how well the Tamil translations had been done - casual, informal language that suits a child, while also being perfectly grammatical and understandable. Looking forward to checking out other books in the series.

  • Serena
    2019-01-26 12:39

    Storiella brevissima ma molto carina. Sinceramente mi aspettavo un livello un po' più difficile, ma per una persona che si approccia alla lingua per la prima volta può essere molto utile.

  • Juan Carlos Tipismana
    2019-02-10 13:19

    FajneFayne. Un excelente libro para iniciar en el idioma polaco.Simple pero muy bueno.espero encontrar mas libros parecidos a este libro.

  • Troy Neujahr
    2019-02-08 19:45

    I read the Latin/English version on a lark last night with the children, and found it enjoyable and educational. Upon completion of the book, I learned that there are multiple versions of this same book in different languages. This only increased my joy over the book, as it also did my daughter's. She requested German--perhaps tonight!

  • Nora
    2019-02-18 12:32

    <3Una breve historia sobre lo relativo. Las ilustraciones son muy bellas y puede funcionar en el aula para enseñar grados de significación.

  • Ana Almeida
    2019-02-14 14:22

    Read in Kindle Unlimited, but will probably get it as paperback or hardcover if available.The cover shows only very little of the amazing art inside. It's not only illustrations. The double pages could stand as paintings on their own. The story is very simple. The little girl compares herself to larger things and smaller things, proving that she is not just one denomination. Also it's bilingual which is great. I love that the text is part of the illustrations too. Sometimes is a bit small but still it works.Tres bien. C'est tres jolie.

  • Ashley
    2019-02-09 14:42

    This is such a cute, very short book which I think is great for not only children learning French, but for any beginning learners of the language. I don't have a child so I read the book for my own interest via Kindle, and I liked it and it's actually at my current French reading level (don't judge, I'm an absolute beginner!). It's literally only a few pages long so it really isn't much, but I'd love to read this to my child someday, if I ever have one.

  • Nicole
    2019-02-21 18:33

    Cute story including some repetitive use of questions/statements and descriptive big/small vocabulary in both Serbian (Latin alphabet) and English. I have found it very difficult to find English-Serbian bilingual books for our kids. I really appreciated this translation, and my kids enjoyed the story.

  • Thalia Wilkin
    2019-02-22 12:36

    I read the Dutch English version. It's a very simple book, only a couple of words per page and plenty of repetition. Perfect for someone starting a language but probably more appropriate for a bilingual child rather than an adult

  • Ashley
    2019-01-31 16:46

    Cute book, and a good teaching resource. Well worth the 99 cents I paid for it.

  • Julie
    2019-02-18 12:38

    This was so cute!My kids and I loved this, and the pictures are adorable! Very good for young kids who are learning French.

  • Besa
    2019-01-28 18:32

    Please write more I need you to write like a thousand more please lol Thank you my son is loving to read Albanian

  • Victoria
    2019-02-12 17:22

    süß <3

  • India
    2019-01-25 18:49

    Super Toll!Als erste, habe ich zweieinhalb Jahre in Deutschland gelebt und lerne Deutsch (es tut mir lied). Diese Büch war fantastich fur meine Tochter und mich, wir lernten zusammen und hatten spaß. Sie lachte mit jedem neuen Wort und jetzt habe ich so viele Möglichkeiten Dinge zu sagen. Es ist großartig!First thing, I've lived in Germany for two and a half years and I'm still learning German (sorry). This book was fantastic for my daughter and me, we were learning together and having fun. She laughed at every new word and now I have so many ways to say things. It's great!

  • Karen R
    2019-02-02 18:27

    Ceart go leor - OkayThe illustrations are fun and the book presents perspective and relative size well. The Irish is okay, though I'd like to see the questions in normal question word order (An bhfuil mé beag?) instead of only intonation questions (Tá mé beag?). And "microscopic", which occurs several times, should be in the singular form (micreascópach).

  • Bella
    2019-02-08 15:30

    As the imagination goes byYou are small or big depending on with what you relate to. A simple cute book which exactly portrays this message. Illustrations are beautiful. Kids will love it.

  • Darlene
    2019-01-25 14:23

    This is Fun in All Languages!I have now read this in German, French, and now Esperanto. German was easiest for me. And this last version, Esperanto, has no English subtitles. I don't think I could have read it as well had it been the first version. Still a fun book!

  • Elise L.
    2019-02-14 17:23

    Cute bilingual English and Swedish children's book. I tried to say the Swedish words out loud. I would recommend this book for parents to read to their children. Much of life is a matter of your perspective.

  • Lila Lockhart
    2019-01-25 18:47

    A bit repetitive; but sweet and beautifully illustrated, which helps to support the learning process.

  • Marlene
    2019-02-01 14:38

    Little Tilly discovers she is just the right size. Wonderful and silly illustrations, easy to read dialog, and some great dual language in Arabic.

  • Sandra Stiles
    2019-02-11 17:32

    The story is in both German and English. The book is full of synonyms and antonyms. Great to learn in both languages. The story teaches kids that size is a matter of perspective