Join Books Inc. Campbell for a special storytime featuring local author Anessa Praphaisri Tjarks reading from her bilingual (English & Thai) book The Three Boys!
Anessa has written a children's book for bilingual learners all over the world. This Thai-English book about teamwork will help your child learn in a simple and fun way in two languages at the same time.
This sweet story written in dual languages will be an enjoyable resource to help you If you are a parent or caregiver who is trying to raise a bilingual child, or a new language learner who is trying to strengthen your Thai or English proficiency.
Whether you're a native Thai speaker who wishes to learn English, or an English speaker who wants to improve your Thai, the story is written in both Thai and English to help you learn the second language of your choice.
You are any of the following:
- A parent or caregiver of young children who is looking to bond through reading and learning about family and teamwork together.
- A parent raising bilingual children and are looking for simple and fun Thai-English stories.
- Someone who enjoys to read as a way to learn a second language.
- Anyone who is hoping to learn Thai or English as a second language.
Children are continuing to grow up in an ever-changing, diverse and bilingual society. This book will help introduce your child to second-language concepts, at a very early age.
This book is full of bright, colorful illustrations with a meaningful message. It is a must-have for children, parents, and teachers to teach kids the importance of working together!
Anessa Praphaisri Tjarks was born in Bangkok, Thailand and grew up in a one square mile town, Albany, California. She stayed connected to her roots during her childhood by attending the local Thai Temple where she learned about her culture, attended classes, and performed traditional Thai dances. She had the opportunity to participate in a dance tour in Thailand through the Temple. At nine years old, she even preformed for the Queen of Thailand. These cultural experiences inspired her to write a book with reflections of her Thai heritage, and influence for her children.
Today, she is a wife to a loving and supportive husband. A mother to three fun-filled, energetic boys who give her the opportunity to explore her imagination and grow creatively. She is part of a blended family of artists and entrepreneurs. Her father, Andre Sala, best known for his whoozit toy, nourished her creativity and inspired her to always find beauty and adventure in life. This is what she hopes to share with her boys and the readers of her books.