Snapping snakes and nimble fingers
Lao uses a phonetic alphabet and writing system, so after you learn the letters, reading is mostly a question of practice. These cartoons and captions make it fun to learn two alphabets: Lao, and also sign language symbols for the Lao alphabet.
Each page has a big cartoon and a smaller one, each with a caption in which all the words (or almost all, for the least-used letters) start with the letter being learned. English is included for visitors, and for older siblings of children learning to read.
by Uncle Sasha, illustrated by Seng Xaysawan
This book was made possible with support from Peggy Horn of Australia, and the Australian Embassy in Laos. Thank you!
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