My First Book of Sign
My First Book of Sign
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Annotation: Pictures of children demonstrate the forming in sign language of 150 basic alphabetically arranged words, accompanied by illustrations of the words themselves, and includes a discussion of fingerspelling and general rules for signing.
Catalog Number: #3198523
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 1986
Edition Date: 1986
Illustrator: Gillen, Patricia Bellan,
Pages: 76 pages
Availability: Indefinitely Out of Stock
ISBN: 0-930323-20-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-930323-20-2
Dewey: 419
LCCN: 86014937
Dimensions: 32 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 Arranged alphabetically and looking like an ABC book, this is both appealing and useful. Baker presents 150 nouns and verbs common to young children by showing the written word, a picture of the object it represents, and a child signing the word. An index and an alphabetical list of explanations of the way to form the sign are also included. The letter to parents, explaining the purpose and use of the book, loses some of its impact by being at the end instead of at the beginning of the book. Illustrations are brightly colored and have an even mixture of boys and girls of various racial backgrounds, some with hearing aids, some without. Some are a bit confusing because the chubby fingers are not always clearly distinguished from the thumb, but the descriptions in back help with clarification. Printed on glossy paper in a large format, this book is a good addition to sign language collections for children. Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, N.Y.
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Wilson's Children's Catalog
Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: K-3

My First Book of Sign , a full-color alphabet book, gives the signs for 150 of the words most frequently used by young children. The vocabulary comes from recognized word list sources such as the Dale List of 769 Easy Words. The proportion of word category choices (nouns, modifiers, and verbs) is based on early language acquisition research. Readers do not have to know American Sign Language to enjoy My First Book of Sign ; the book provides explanations of how to form each sign. This is a very special alphabet book appropriate for all children who are just beginning to read.

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