Why Recycle? HIRAGANA ONLY VERSION
Some poor, hard-plastic containers are thrown into the wrong bin with very sad consequences. But what if they had have been thrown into the recycle bin instead? This story shows how plastic can be put to great use if we simply put it in the correct bin.
Sustainability; disposing into landfill compared to recycling hard plastic into recycle bin
Adjectives/ adverbs; くらい, くさい, おおきい, こわい,つまらない, さびしい, もったいない, ちいさい,（ちいさく きります), あたらしい
Verbs; きます, いきます, すてられます, かわりません, あつまります, きります, に なります
Key Expressions; いただきます, ごちそうさま, おかたづけ を しましょう, どうして, こんにちは, おひさしぶり です ね, がんばりましょう
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.