July 2017 Children's & Young Adult Berkeley Books

My First Japanese Kanji Book: Learning Kanji the Fun and Easy Way! Eriko Sato, Anna Sato


Hardback | Jul 2017 | Tuttle Publishing | 9780804848893 | 64pp | 279x216mm | Stocked item (a few) | GEN | AUD$16.99

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.