February 27, 2008

Zufan Stories

A book in Amharic, English, French, and Spanish - FABULOUS! If you're a member of the Ethiopia Adopt Yahoo group please leave a comment on one of the posts as you're eligible for a discount. Ours should be arriving soon so will post a review as soon as we've received it. The Zufan Stories site says:

"Zufan and the Flower is based on a true story. Told in four languages - Amharic, English, French and Spanish - it is the first volume in a series about the adventures of Zufan."

Can't wait for ours to arrive! We've now completed 8 weeks of our Amharic course and will likely extend our lessons after our 10th week is complete. It would be a pity to have our last Amharic lesson be later this month and then not have any exposure to Amharic until we travel (which could be many months), so we're planning on tagging on a few lessons just before we head to Ethiopia - whenever that may be. In the meantime we'll be struggling through our broken practice conversations, adding more neutral colors to the nursery (green and yellow really are lovely), and thanking God that we have a place to stay in NYC as well as Upstate NY as I think we'd drive each other nuts if we had to stay in either location indefinitely...climbing the walls of winter I guess.

Cheers to thriving on flexibility.


Amanda and Andrew said...

Oooh-do share your opinion on this book. It looks fab (and you seem to be my go-to woman when it comes to products).

I fully intend to teach our children Spanish as well as English (as that's how I grew up). So, this is perfect.

Brooke said...

Looks like a great book. Let us know how you like it. Oh, and don't you just love "Eat, Pray, Love". The chapter on Italy made me hungry, thirsty for wine, and ready to take the next flight to Europe!

Craig & Cindy said...

Hey, that books looks ultra cool. I would love to check it out. **writes it on list of great things to check out**