The Stationery Eating Dinosaur HIRAGANA ONLY VERSION
Dinosaurs are extinct. Or are they? This story introduces us to a dinosaur who was born just yesterday. Unlike, previous meat and plant eating dinosaurs though, this dinosaur is discovering new types of food. Zip up your pencil case, just in case he heads your way.
Colours; くろい, みどり, あかい, ピンク, むらさき, オレンジ, あおい
Tastes; おいしい, あまい, すっぱい,からい, にがい, しょっぱい
Stationery Items; ペン, のり, はさみ, けしごむ, じょうぎ, ほん, えんぴつ, ステープラ, ぶんぼうぐ
Key Expressions: いただきます、もぐもぐ、おなか
＿＿は as comparitive particle (just for a mention and doesn’t need to be explicitly taught at this level_
Joining colours and nouns
With free access to bilingual and Japanese-only audiobooks and hiragana chart bookmark, this picture book has been written for primary aged beginners of Japanese, (ideally Year 3 to 4 or late entry Year 7 to 8 strand of the Australian Curriculum).
Each colourful page is presented in hiragana only until the end of the story. Once the story is complete, there are easily identifiable white pages with the English meaning, clearly linked to the matching kanji page number, so that children are able to refer to this page when they are unsure of meaning as they go.
The book is generously sized at 20.6cm by 20.6 cm making it easy to hold and images and words clear and easy to see. Printed locally in Australia on quality paper, this book has been made to last in a classroom, library or home with long term use in mind.