Dangerous Banana Escapes HIRAGANA ONLY VERSION
Oh no! Dangerous Banana has broken out of prison and has taken refuge in a Japanese house. Police are hunting him down in, under, on and behind objects around the house. What will happen when the police catch this bad banana?
Cultural Point: Traditional Japanese house items; げんかん, こたつ, ふとん, すいはん, しょうじ, (れいぞうこ)
Prepositions; ＿＿の なか に,＿＿の した に,＿＿の うえ に,＿＿の まえ に
＿＿の うしろ に
Past tense verbs; にげました, かくれました, きこえました, はいりました, みつけまし
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 5 to 6 or late entry Year 9 to 10 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.