My First Book of Japanese Words Michelle Haney Brown, illustrated by Aya Padron Hardcover, 32 pages, Color, 8" x 9"
My First Book of Japanese Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces young children to Japanese language and culture through everyday words. By familiarizing children with the sounds and structure of Japanese speech, introducing elements of Japanese culture, and to showing how a single word can be shared between languages, this book makes language learning fun and meaningful. 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, Kana, and Romanized form.