Are you or your child finding it hard to decipher Emoji or cat or maybe even dog language? Now I have some great news for you! National Geographic Kids have just recently launched their brand-new How to Speak Emoji guide for those who need help decoding Emoji language, along with updated covers for How to Speak Dog and How to Speak Cat.
How To Speak Emoji
Emojis are everywhere, especially on social media, the work place and also with children, from smiley faces to frowns, strawberries to footballs. Have you ever wished you could speak Emoji? This guide features 100 of the most popular emojis and funny examples of how to use them. Mr K is tech savvy and is very keen to learn this type of general knowledge. He doesn’t own a phone or social media accounts but this book is a great start for him, especially as he is getting a phone when he is going to secondary school.
Did you know that Emojis were born in Japan in 1999? Back then, most people didn’t have mobile phones and this cutting edge way to communicate was invented by a software engineer called Shigetaka Kurita for his pager company to stand out from the competition. However, it was the launch of Apple’s iPhone that emojis began to take over the world! At first, Apple only included emojis in the Japanese version of their software and soon it had spread to America. They were too good not to use, so in 2011 they were made available to everyone! Anyway, this is a great read and easy to follow. Mr K enjoys it and loves testing his knowledge of the symbols in the quiz given!
How to Speak Cat
This is an updated cover for the How to Speak Cat guide from 2015 to decoding cat language. We are animal lovers but we don’t currently own a cat at home. Maybe someday we will! We recently went to a friend’s house who have two young kittens. We were baffled by their behaviour and unable to understand what they wanted! Were they wanting to play or bite us? Through this guide book, we are able to understand what cats are trying to communicate by their body language and behaviour.
Inside this book, it is packed with full of insights, expert advice, and real-life cat scenarios, and showcases more than 30 poses. We might not have any pets at home but this book will be useful when we ever have one or visit one! I love how the author breaks it down into small sections which makes it easy for a child to read and understand.
How to Speak Dog
This book again is an updated cover for the How to Speak Dog guide from 2013 to decoding dog language. Inside this book, it features more than 50 different pup poses with detailed explanations of their meaning, test yourself in the interactive Doggie Dilemma section, vet care and advice, wacky fun facts, training tips and more than 100 dog photos.
This is very easy to read and we adore the lovely photo illustrations. As mentioned above, we don’t currently have pets, but have owned dogs in the past, so this book will give Mr K some ideas on dog’s behaviour. If he ever approaches one, he will know to be cautious if the dog displays a crooked tail!
These National Geographic Kids books are available to buy now at natgeokidsbooks.co.uk, bookshops or from Amazon. Here are the links:
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