Animal Haiku Kanji: What Am I? JAPANESE SCRIPT ONLY
Haiku is a very structured poetry form originating in Japan. It is a three-lined poem containing five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line and five syllables in the third line. Try to guess each of these animal kanji by reading the haiku poem and the Japanese animal sound. Can you remember what each animal kanji means? When you finish this book, try to write your own haiku.
With free access to a bilingual and a Japanese-only audiobook and hiragana chart bookmark, this picture book has been written for Primary or Entry Level secondary beginners of Japanese, (ideally Foundation to Year 2 Strand of the Australian Curriculum but can also be used for beginners in Year 3 and 4 or Entry 7 and 8).
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 students 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. Additional purchase of the PDF Digital Copy of this book is also available.