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It's Gagana Samoa i Aotearoa week!

Tālofa lava! Afio mai!


It's Gagana Samoa i Aotearoa week (Samoa Language Week) and we have five great Samoan and English bilingual titles to help you include Samoan into your home and classroom.




2 books in 1! Introducing Samoan language within English language text in a way that makes the meaning clear to the reader of either language.


Isaia Says – is based on Simon Says but uses Samoan names for the actions, hop, run, clap, etc.

Analia Asks – Analia requests one food item after another, and thanks the giver each time. Eventually we find that she has been collecting the food to create a picnic for all to share. Introduces polite behavior, manners and food names.


 


2 books in 1! Introducing Samoan language within English language text in a way that makes the meaning clear to the reader of either language.


Sala’s Surprise – when Sala gets up in the morning, she puts on a range of colourful clothing. The result is a surprise to her family.


Kuso’s Clean – everyday, when Kuso gets home, he is very dirty and needs a bath. Introduces the names of parts of the body.



 


The eleventh sheep is overlooked every night that Sian tries to go to sleep by counting sheep... until one

night!


This title is also available in Eng/Tongan, Eng/Hindi, Eng/Simplified Chinese and Eng/Māori. 








 


Cow sees the moon as her best friend and tells her everything. 


This title is also available in Eng/Tongan, Eng/Hindi, Eng/Simplified Chinese and Eng/Māori. 










 

A story of friendship and the perils of yearning for more at the expense of what you have. 


This title is also available in Eng/Tongan, Eng/Hindi, Eng/Simplified Chinese and Eng/Māori. 




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