Thursday, February 18, 2010

ABC’s The Italian Way

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The best way to learn a new language is when you’re young and I say you can’t start too early. Here’s a chance to win a free baby book for a friend who might want to teach Italian to the little one in the house. Or maybe it could be a starting point even for you as an adult to learn Italian.

Joe of Italyville has just posted an interesting interview with Sonya Caruso, the author/illustrator of ABC Italiano, and will be sending me 10 books to disperse with as I please. But in order to get the books, he needs you to leave a comment on his blog. For each comment, he’ll buy one book (up to 50) and send the books to me and several other bloggers to disseminate. 

I am a member of a large Italian community here in Princeton so I will have no trouble finding homes for the books that Joe sends my way. But I’d like to give away half of them (5) to readers of Ciao Chow Linda. You want one? It’s as simple as ABC -  just leave a comment following this blog and I’ll choose five names at random.

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ABC Italiano, Sonya Caruso, Italyville.com,

28 comments:

Francesca said...

Oh, I want one! My daughter, Lucia, is almost one, and I've been trying to teach Italian to her since she was born. This book will fit perfectly in her library! :-)

Heather said...

I have a little girl due in May and I'd love to teach her Italian! Thank you for the opportunity!

Stacey Snacks said...

I would like this book please, you know I will use it!
I teach myself Italian (as you know), and I speak it beautifully when it comes to FOOD!

Paul said...

I would love a copy for my new nephew so his first word can be Ciao!

joe@italyville said...

Thanks for all your help Linda! I truly appreciate it.. together we can help the next generation stay connected. Un grande abbraccio! Joe

Antonietta said...

Oooohhhh I love this!! Even if I don't win I'd love to find out where I can get one. I'll visit Joe's site to find the details! Thanks!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I would love this book for my niece. I would love to learn to speak Italian as well. Thank you!

Cathy said...

I would love a copy for my young grandchildren. We could learn Italian together. I was in Italy years ago and look forward to returning some day. What a wonderful give away, Linda.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I would love one to read and then to share with my friend's daughter.

Grazie!
lmixson2001@yahoo.com

Laura said...

Hi Linda - Just found your blog. Love it! If you have any extras, would love to teach my niece Emma! Thanks for creating such a site and opportunity!

Claudia said...

Grand entry, Linda! I am not here for the book - but just to congratulate you - never have done a giveaway - (ohh selfish), never thought of it or know how it works and now am kicking myself.

But the Italian language - worth learning how the whole thing works! I love your comments from moms and moms-to-be!

Liliane said...

I also would like to have this book for myself. I am trying to learn to speak and read Italian. I lost my dear Mom a couple of years ago (she was born in Avellino) and I have some correspondence between my Mom and her sister (who lives in Italy, but I've never met). Of course they are written in Italian. These letters may help me contact family in Italy that I've never met or known, but desperately want to!

Liliane said...

I also would like to have this book for myself. I am trying to learn to speak and read Italian. I lost my dear Mom a couple of years ago (she was born in Avellino) and I have some correspondence between my Mom and her sister (who lives in Italy, but I've never met). Of course they are written in Italian. These letters may help me contact family in Italy that I've never met or known, but desperately want to!

HappyMom said...

Ciao! I'd love one to read to my babies. Grazie!

wilbilmor said...

Complimenti, ho trovato l'articolo/il suo BLOG (come sempre)molto interessante! Mi piacerebbe moltissimo un libro ed anche un biglietto per il tuo prossimo viaggio in Italia (:

Dena said...

Sonya is doing a great service to help promote the Italian language early on for children. Many adults could benefit from her book too! Can't wait to see her book about colors.

Jude said...

This is wonderful! My two-year-old niece, Mirabella (a true Italianella) would love this!

Annelle said...

What a great idea! I would love to have a book--happy to but one! That would be so much fun to share with my little God-son!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'd love for my grandson to begin to learn some Italian words! He's the perfect age and it looks like the type of book he'd like to look at.

Thanks Linda! I'll visit Joe's blog next.

Cherrye at My Bella Vita said...

I want one, too, Linda, but not for me. I want to send it to my nephew so he can get busy learning my favorite foreign language!

Diana said...

I'd LOVE to have this book to share with my two grandchildren -- a boy, tre anni, and a brand new girl, cinque messi. My grandson understands many of the words I use around him and he uses them as well - especially the food words.

Ann said...

Linda, I'd love to have this book
for my soon-to-be grandson. Wouldn't it be a great gift for the little Italian boy?

Jess said...

I would love one! I have a two year old whom I've already taught to say "ciao" and "arreverdici", I'd love for her to learn more!

Joyce said...

Oh I would love to be able to teach my grandsons Italian. Oh how I miss my Grandmother speaking Italian to me as she made the macaroni gravy in her kitchen and my Mother and Aunts chatting away in Italian.
Joyce

Debbie D said...

Would love the book as I am teaching myself Italian in the car during my long commute every day to and from work. My first great niece was just born and I would love to give her and her parents the book. Thank you!

The Food Hunter said...

What a great book. I would love a chance to win one. I'm a librarian and this would be a wonderful addition to my collection.

Heather Zysk said...

I am sure my kids would love a new addition like this to their ever growing library here at home! Good luck hope you reach the 50 comments!

Gail Brittingham said...

I would love to give to the my Step Grandkids who have Italian blood on their Mother's side.