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My First Book of Japanese Words : An ABC Rhyming Book (Hardcover) (Michelle Haney Brown)

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My First Book of Japanese Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces young children to Japanese language and culture through everyday words.The words profiled in this book are all commonly used in the Japanese language and are both informative and fun for English-speaking children to learn. The goals ofMy First Book of Japanese Words are multiple: to familiarize children with the sounds and structure of Japanese speech; to introduce core elements of Japanese culture; to illustrate the ways in which languages differ in their treatment of everyday sounds; and to show how, through cultural importation, a single word can be shared between languages.Both teachers and parents will welcome the book's cultural and linguistic notes, and appreciate how the book is organized in a familiar ABC structure. Each word is presented in Kanji (when applicable), Kana, and Romanized form (Romaji).With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon be a part of the 125 million people worldwide that speak Japanese!
A is for ari.

A teeny weeny ant

crawls with teeny weeny legs

on the bamboo plant.

Japanese is one of the most popular languages to learn in our multicultural society, and My First Book of Japanese Words introduces it in a playful and gentle way. Organized in a familiar ABC structure, everyday words and expressions?as well as words that have special significance in Japanese culture?offer even very young children an enticing glimpse into Japanese daily life. This delightfully illustrated preschool book shows each word in Kanji and Hiragana as well as in Romanized form. Teachers and parents?bilingual and English-speaking only alike?will appreciate the book's cultural and linguistic notes, while Kenji and his friends encourage young readers to join the fun!

Number of Pages: 1.0
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Alphabet
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Tuttle Pub
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Michelle Haney Brown
Language: English
Street Date: October 8, 2013
TCIN: 16015323
UPC: 9784805312018
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-8523

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