Monsters' Tour of Nagano, Japan BILINGUAL VERSION
The Monsters have just returned home to Australia from a trip to Nagano, Japan. They explain to their friends the fun things they experienced there, including skiing, staying at a traditional Japanese inn and riding a bullet train. Their young friends respond with very colourful expressions and are excited to imagine that they might be able to join them next time.
Cultural Focus: popular activities in Nagano, concept of -ken on a map of Japan
Past tense verbs; かえって きました, いきました, のりました, しました, たべました, とまりました, はなしました
Key Expressions; どこ です か, そう です か, いい です ね, すごい です ね, ほんとう です か, すてき です ね, うらやましい です
Conjunctions; それから, そして, さいご に, こんど
＿ です よ。
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 firstly presented in hiragana only. Once the page is turned, children can then see the same page with both the English meaning and also each hiragana character decoded in romaji above, so that readers are able to check on the accuracy of their hiragana reading 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.