Scared Brother Koi: BILINGUAL VERSION
It's the day the Koi Family have been waiting for. It's Children's Day! This is when families across Japan celebrate the health and happiness of their children, and when the Koi Family get to fly proudly from the top of a pole in front of their home. But what happens when little Brother Koi is too scared to climb up the pole to join his family?
General Vocabulary こい はい たかい ちいさい つよい むずかしい わたしは わたしたち
Family Vocabulary おとうさん おかあさん おにいさん おとうと かぞく こども
Key Expressions やった こわい がんばってください きもちいい かっこいい おつかれさま よくできました ありがとう あれ どうしたの だいじょぶです やっぱり だめ です まけないでください おうえんしていますよ すごくかんたんでしたよ
Key Verbs いきます のります できます
Grammar Point できません おかあさんのばん
With free access to bilingual and Japanese-only audiobooks and hiragana chart bookmark to assist with decoding, this 44 page picture book has been written for primary aged 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). (See specific Content Descriptions below).
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. This story also works well as a role play.
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.