What Will I Eat?: Quid Edam?

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Author: Marie Carducci Bolchazy   Translator: Mardah B.C. Weinfield   Illustrator: Michelle Kathryn Fraczek
Product Code: 5424
ISBN: 978-0-86516-542-7
Pages: 64
Availability: In stock.
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French fries and pancakes in a "Latin" beat!
Experts recommend that children start a foreign language as early as possible. With this book, a child can start learning Latin at age four. Latin is an excellent foreign language to select. Just ask any lawyer, doctor, scientist, or nurse.


Aided by original artwork and an English translation, children learn the Latin words for their favorite foods: pizza, chicken fingers, hot dogs, fish sticks. The original artwork is charming and creative. A complete vocabulary and pronunciation guide are provided; a recording of the text is also available.


Special Features

  • Latin book for primary-age children: a rarity!
  • Carefully researched Latin
  • Latin text available on CD and as a download from the Bolchazy-Carducci website
  • Pronunciation guide and vocabulary with emphasis on derivatives
  • English translation
  • Indicies
  • Charming original line drawings
  • Special notes on the value of Latin and on Latin word endings


Listen to an audio sample: Pages 1-10

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Review by: Wendy Hunt, JACT Review - September 1, 2003
"What will i eat?" introduces food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with monochrome pictures and in cartoon form. It uses some "modern" Latin for hot dogs, French fries, and pancakes! Even Mickey Mouse makes an appearance, true to the book's American origin! Children enjoyed saying solana fricta and lagana cum syrupo. Their favourite was M-m-m-m-m bonum for "Yum-yum"
Review by: LeaAnn Osburn, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers - May 12, 2003
E-LITTERAE'S BOOK OF THE MONTH (not Oprah's selections but mine) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "An I am Reading Latin Book" series debuted last June with the first two volumes, Quid Edam and Quot Animalia. The series author, Marie Carducci-Bolchazy, Ed.D., is a reading specialist with over thirty years of experience with children in the elementary school years. The translator, Mardah B.C. Weinfield, formally a high school Latin teacher, is now teaching her two pre-school children. Designed for the primary level, What Will I Eat asks a question for each of the three meals and presents many answers from which the child may make his own choice -- all, of course, in Latin. Yet if you are a middle school teacher or a high school Latin teacher, ask yourself this: Would your students like to know how to say in Latin the following? * french fries * hot dog * cookies * pizza * chicken-fingers * ice-cream You know the answer is yes. So let them learn from Quid Edam the answers: * solana fricta * hila calens * crustula * pitta * habenulae gallinaceae * gelatum The same phenomenon is true of the other books in this series. Quot Animalia teaches the primary child the Latin numbers and Latin terms for different animals. But the middle school and high school Latin curriculum contains the same topics. Why not let older students learn from a primary book? They will find using such a book nostalgic and fun and will learn the topics, too. Quo Colore Est is forthcoming as the third volume in the series; the fourth will be Quis Me Amat? The one teaches colors and noun-adjective agreement -- a topic reviewed almost every year a student studies Latin, and the other teaches the vocabulary for family members. ARE THESE BOOKS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS? OF COURSE. ARE THESE BOOKS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS? YOU BET! ARE THESE BOOKS PLAYFUL AND FUN? YES.
Review by: SUSIE, INTERNET CUSTOMER - July 1, 2002
I just received my copies of Quid Edam? and Quot Animalia? My granddaughter loved the drawings for the animals and I had to name them all (okay, I did both Latin and English). I am going to have fun with these! The food book was too busy for the little one--under two years--but she loves animals! I can see classroom applications all throughout these books! Remember the "dead language" thread--doesn't this prove Latin lives! I WILL show parents on Open House night this year! -- Susie via Internet Quid Edam? was written by Marie Carducci Bolchazy, a reading specialist. Mardah Weinfield trans-lated it into Latin. This first book is fun-all about what you might eat at breakfast, lunch and dinner-all in Latin. The illustrations are humorous and begging to be colored (if you dare!). Others in the series seem right on target to me. These will be great with elementary Latin programs, homeschoolers, exploratory, and heck, anyone who wants to have a little fun with their Latin. I haven't done so myself yet, but there's a note on the back of Marie's book which says there's a sound file of the story at their website (www.bolchazy.com). Publisher's note: The sound file will be available in September. -- Ginny Lindzey Editor Texas Classical Association Porter Middle School What Will I Eat? Quid Edam? 64 pp. (2002) Paperback, ISBN 0-86516-542-4, $9.95 How Many Animals? Quot Animalia? I just received my copies of Quid Edam? and Quot Animalia? My granddaughter loved the drawings for the animals and I had to name them all (okay, I did both Latin and English). I am going to have fun with these! The food book was too busy for the little one--under two years--but she loves animals! I can see classroom applications all throughout these books! Remember the "dead language" thread--doesn't this prove Latin lives! I WILL show parents on Open House night this year! -- Susie via Interne
Review by: Ginny Lindzey, Texas Classical Association - June 1, 2002
Quid Edam? was written by Marie Carducci Bolchazy, a reading specialist. Mardah Weinfield trans-lated it into Latin. This first book is fun-all about what you might eat at breakfast, lunch and dinner-all in Latin. The illustrations are humorous and begging to be colored (if you dare!). Others in the series seem right on target to me. These will be great with elementary Latin programs, homeschoolers, exploratory, and heck, anyone who wants to have a little fun with their Latin. I haven't done so myself yet, but there's a note on the back of Marie's book which says there's a sound file of the story at their website (www.bolchazy.com). Publisher's note: The sound file will be available in September. -- Ginny Lindzey Editor Texas Classical Association Porter Middle School
Review by: Sharon Kazmierski, New England Classical Journal - June 1, 2002
I just received my copies of "Quid Edam" and "Quot Animalia" by Marie Carducci Bolchazy and I think that books like these could be very useful for spoken Latin in the classroom. They are so simply written and it seems to me that (especially "Quid Edam") they could be used as jumping off points for simple conversation. I really hope that Bolchazy-Carducci puts out more books in this series! Great illustrations too! -- Sharon Kazmierski New England Classical Journa
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