The front cover of the book 'Hello!'
illustrated by Tony Flowers

Yiasou! That’s hello in Greek!
Or would you like to speak Chinese? What about Italian or Korean? Murrinhpatha or Kaurna?

Meet 12 Australian friends who can speak different languages. They tell us how to count from 1 to 10, say hello and goodbye and lots of other words in their languages about play, food, hobbies and clothes.

Once we’ve said hello, we can watch Emiko playing the Japanese drum and Pilinh performing an Aboriginal dance. We can see how to make gnocchi with Sophia and flat bread with Amal.

This book is an introduction to 9 languages spoken most frequently in Australian homes, plus 3 Indigenous languages. This includes: Chinese, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kaurna, Korean, Lebanese Arabic, Murrinhpatha, Thai and Vietnamese.

Illustrated in a cartoon style, the pictures add humour and fun to language learning. Each language and culture is introduced by a child character—and you might spot a koala or two …

Selamat tinggal! That’s goodbye in Indonesian!

About the illustrator

Tony Flowers loves to draw and is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and artist. He has illustrated six books in the popular Saurus Street series. His drawings are loved in Japan for their detail and humour and he has won an award in the USA for his street chalk art. Tony has a master’s degree in Visual Communication.

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