As many as two million Americans communicate with American Sign Language, making it the third most-used language in the United States. American Sign Language uses easy-to-follow photographs to teach you the alphabet, numbers, and simple words and phrases. Divided into categories—such as animals, people, and pronouns—the book and accompanying flash cards show you how to use your hands to communicate. Once you've learned the alphabet, you'll build on that knowledge to learn the words for “friend,” “family,” and so much more! And when you see how the words for “chicken” and “cat” evoke a chicken opening and closing its beak and a cat stroking its whiskers, you'll truly understand how intuitive and enjoyable learning American Sign Language can be!