Download Joe meets the new builder
He is really disappointed when he finds out that Radu doesn’t speak any English. Now he will never find out about building – or will he?
A story of understanding without words
A new series of books for modern, multi-cultural Ireland for children aged 6-8
'a wonderful, tender and side-splittingly funny story'
'the text is carefully graded in terms of language'
'could be used in the area of integration, geography and religious studies'
'four beautifully written and very colourfully illustrated books'
'the message that differing languages need not be a barrier to friendship will not be lost on young readers'
'impressively designed, with bright coloured pictures, well-spaced text and a narrative that uses simple language but in its most effective way'
'hopefully they are the first of many in that they ably reflect the ethnic mix that Ireland’s population has now become. Inter-racial and inter-generational, they explore differences in culture and language, and celebrate communication'
'captivating as well as educational'
'an excellent and thought-provoking new series of multicultural books from O’Brien'
'[Bridges] introduce us to some of the newer cultures in our island in warm and sympathetic fashion'
'aimed at age six and upwards, this excellent and enjoyable non-preachy series … should be in every school'
'appropriate and timely'
'innovative and exciting'
'attractive and important'
'a timely series that will be invaluable both in the school and home environment … these thought-provoking books will be of immense value to teachers, parents and of course children'
'particularly attractive … for reading aloud in class'
'a handsome collection of full-colour picture books'
'well-written, entertaining and enlightening stories for children … distinctively illustrated by artists from the Cartoon Saloon'
'a charming story … the illustrations are bright and colourful'
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