My First Japanese Kanji Book: Learning Kanji the fun and easy way!

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My First Japanese Kanji Book is an inventive and unique introduction to kanji for children. Written by the mother-daughter team of Eriko and Anna Sato, this lovely book introduces 109 kanji characters to children with poems and illustrations. It includes all the Japanese Government specified first grade level kanji characters and a sprinkling of simple second to sixth grade characters.

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Overview

Includes Audio CD.

My First Japanese Kanji Book is an inventive and unique introduction to kanji for children. Written by the mother-daughter team of Eriko and Anna Sato, this lovely book introduces 109 kanji characters to children with poems and illustrations. It includes all the Japanese Government specified first grade level kanji characters and a sprinkling of simple second to sixth grade characters.

The kanji are introduced in the context of 36 colorful paintings and poems by 14-year-old Anna Sato, herself a kanji learner. Each of the poems is presented in both Japanese and English, and all kanji are accompanied by furigana (small hiragana letters), stroke-order diagrams, sample vocabulary and boxes for writing practice.

A charming and educational volume, My First Japanese Kanji Book can be used as a self-study text, a supplementary material in Japanese language schools or a gift book for family or friends.

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"It's an illustrated picture book AND a workbook, all nicely hard-bound."—PragmaticMom.com

"Hazel and I began trying some out first with just regular colored pencils and I realized we were not getting the thickness of the lines correctly so I pulled out some calligraphy pens. Hazel loved this activity!! She wanted to do some more while I started making dinner. Again I love that Hazel gets to hear the correct pronunciation. I also showed her how to listen to the poems on her own if she wants to try some while I'm busy. This really excited her. She actually asked if we could try some lessons every day."—Crafty Moms Share

From the Publisher
"It's an illustrated picture book AND a workbook, all nicely hard-bound."—PragmaticMom.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784805310373
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/10/2009
  • Edition description: Hardcover with jacket and disc
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,230,936
  • Age range: 7 - 2 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Eriko Sato received her Ph.D.in linguistic from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Japanese Linguistics and Pedagogy in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is also the Executive Director of the Japan Center as well as the Founding Director of the Pre-College Japanese Language Program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has written several educational books on the Japanese language.
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  • Posted March 14, 2010

    Very useful!

    What a fun way to learn Japaense Kanji! The most challenging aspect of the Japaense language and something that even many Japanese want to perfect,HOWEVER it's not possible to know every kanji. Japanese people don't even know all the kanji of their language.

    This book is a really useful and engaging book to help you read,write,comprehend,and USE Kanji. I do have to say though, If your not in a intermediate level or if you don't know hiragana yet, I would advise you not to buy this book just YET. You will want to know the very basics and lots of vocabulary so you advoid getting confused. It's not fun being confused^^ i know. Overall a very good book to buy and learn the advance and most common kanji in daily life in Japan.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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