This February, say “ciao”, “konnichiwa” and “nĭ hăo” to the newest three titles in the Lonely Planet Kids First Words language series.

Simple, striking and beautifully illustrated, these three new books – First Words: Italian, First Words: Japanese and First Words: Mandarin – are the perfect introduction to new languages for the whole family.

Each First Words book contains:

  • 100 travel-relevant words, from airport to ice cream and tomato to umbrella.
  • One word per double page, with a simple pronunciation guide accompanying a bold, colourful illustration to give the word context – and to help make remembering the new vocabulary easy and fun.
  • Access to a free audio pronunciation guide. Either scan the QR code on the book’s back cover or visit Lonely Planet Kids’ First Words website to discover a list of every word in the book. Click on each word to hear it spoken clearly by an Italian-, Japanese- or Mandarin-speaking child.

Information on the books

Published February 2018 from Lonely Planet Kids

First Words: Italian

First Words: Japanese

First Words: Mandarin

208pp, full colour, H197mm x W128mm, flexibound – RRP: USD $12.99

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Also available in the Lonely Planet Kids First Words Series: First Words English, First Words French and First Words Spanish

Header image from Lonely Planet Kids website.