Educators agree that the best time to introduce children to a foreign language is when they are first learning their own language. This charming alphabet book introduces the ABCs to very young boys and girls by presenting cheerful illustrations that come with bilingual labels in English and in French. Words for each letter of the alphabet have been carefully chosen, and are limited to words that are similar in both languages. Thus, on the H page, kids see a pictured helicopter, big, bold upper-and-lower case letters H, and the bilingual label that reads helicopter and lahA(c)licoptA]re. All words come with phonetic pronunciation guides. Here is an appealing alphabet book that will get kids started in reading and give them the added bonus of an introduction to the French language.