"This bracing and illuminating bilingual tale deftly shows a kids love for a favorite truck." - Kirkus Reviews (starred
"MY really BIG, shiny PURPLE, lightning FAST, LOUD as thunder MONSTER T-R-U-C-K goes EVERYWHERE with ME!"
ASL Picture Books is excited to bring you the best in ASL storytellers with great videos, details in this inclusive bi-lingual book.
Every day brings a new adventure for Dylan as he plays with his favorite monster trucks. Dylan is also learning American Sign Language and knows how to sign the words for his favorite trucks colors and sounds. He shows us how to sign 32 signs throughout the book in easy-to-understand illustrations.
Follow Dylan as he takes his favorite truck to his grandmas and plays with all his friends who live in the neighborhood. What a fun day! The next morning, however, the truck goes missing. Where could it be?
The story is fun, interesting to follow, and educational. It introduces children to the many benefits of learning American Sign Language, which has been shown to increase cognitive faculties and problem-solving skills.
Studies have shown that children who know ASL have higher reading levels and 15-20% improvement in vocabulary over their peers who have not learned ASL. ASL is a beautiful, powerful language and the sixth most common language in the United States.
Author Kathleen Marcath was inspired by her three-year-old grandsons love of monster trucks, her studies of ASL and Deaf culture. She noticed the need for more childrens books that were inclusive of ASL. Her goal is for all families, hearing and Deaf, to think of ASL just like any other language.
This is the first book illustrated by Isaac Liang Zhi Jie, a Deaf illustrator based in Singapore. Throughout the books illustrations, Isaac knew that the heads tilt and the direction the eyes were looking were important.
Pradeep Mehras team added design and color to the pages giving it the bright polished finish.
VALUE - The book also comes with four instructional videos. ASL Picture Books is excited to bring you the best in ASL storytellers with Deaf artists Michelle Osterhout and Diana Campbell. A thrilling narration by radio personality Dennis Neubacher.
VALUE - Each page of My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me is beautifully illustrated with one or more signs that parents and children can learn together. This book is as educational as it is entertaining.
VALUE - Download five educational sheets. ASL Alphabet Chart, Basic ASL Education, Fingerspelling, Signers Space, Classifier CL3, and Sign Selection.
Author: Kathleen Marcath Language: EnglishBinding: HardcoverPages: 38Publisher: ASL Picture Books LLCPublication Date: 2020-11-03