Adorable globetrotting animals teach little ones (and their parents!) how to say "hello," "goodbye," "please," and "thank you" in eight different languages. Hippo greets a fruit-pedaling dog with "Ni hao!" in China. "Ilaa al-liqaa!" says Gator, as he departs on a camel in Egypt. Penguin prefaces her request for a French pastry with "S'il vous plaît." And Tiger says "¡Gracias!" to thank Argentinian street performers. Illustrations of the friendly and polite little critters show scenes from the different countries, and a pronunciation guide for each foreign word helps out grown-up readers. Choose the Hello and Good-bye set and/or the Please and Thank You set. All four board books make fun and educational treats for cosmopolitan tots! For ages 2 to 4.