This book for young readers is written in Gaeilge/Irish using photographs, video, audio, text, and interactive sound buttons. The book was written by James O'Connor, a native Irish speaker from Spiddal, Galway. This series of children's books came about because James wanted to teach his young daughter the Irish language. In Céard atá istigh sa phuimcín?, a curious little girl named Bernadette discovers what is inside a pumpkin. The book has an Irish-English glossary and includes literacy based learning activities to help make learning Irish fun for all ages.
This book was reviewed by an editor credited by the Séala Creidiúnaithe d'Eagarthóirí, a Foras na Gaeilge accreditation system for editors in the Irish language.
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O'Connor Interactive publishes Irish language learning books to help families encourage the use of the Irish language from an early age.
Bernadette Céard atá istigh sa phuimcín? is the first children's picture book published in the Irish language in the iBookstore.