The Lao Alphabet
Lao spellings are phonetic, so a Lao child who has thoroughly learned the alphabet can read, although very slowly at first. Starting with Frog and Alligator, instead of the usual Chicken and Egg, Khamla has written a short, funny rhyme for each letter.
This was one of our earliest books, and the first printing sold out. Now we'll have it in two versions: A very small individual size, and this large format, with one letter on each 2-page spread, designed for teachers to hold up and show the class.
by Khamla Panyasouk, illustrated by Ounla Santi
This book was made possible with support from the runners, volunteers, and sponsors of the 2015 Luang Prabang Half Marathon (Lao PDR), the Australian Embassy in Laos, and Sri KDU International School (Malaysia). Thank you!
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