ゆいさんの一日

Rating: ★★★★

エレイン_ゆいさんの一日_Book

この本はかわいです。私は好きです。むずかしくないです。単語はかんたんです。

I enjoyed reading it. It was cute and simple. The vocab and grammar was not too hard so I could understand it. I liked the drawings.

I recommend this book to students who want to practice daily life vocab, because the theme of the story was daily life.  It is probably best for first semester students but I think everyone would enjoy it no matter what semester they were in.

 

しろとりの友だちさがし/くろねこの友だちさかし

Rating: ★★★★★

とてもすごい本です!この本はいっさつじゃないーこの本は二さつです。まんがです。かわいです。大好きですよ。

The format was so cool. It was two books in one. There were two stories, one about a lonely cat and one about a lonely bird. The bird’s story starts “front to back” and the cat’s story starts “back to front” (to American readers). Then their stories meet up in the middle of the book when the characters meet. It’s such a cool idea.

 

I highly recommend this book. Not only was it a cool idea, but I appreciated that the vocab and grammar was all stuff we had covered. I don’t think I had to look anything up, and I understood the story. This is one of my favorite Tadoku books by students I have read. Also, it looks like the drawings are hand drawn, and that’s really cool.

 

京子のはつこい

Rating: ★★★★

 

京子のはつこいはラーブの本です。ときどき新しいかんじがあります。でも、ふりがながあります。

I recommend this book because it was a nice story. It made me want to continue reading and find out what happens.

リニダのりょこう

Rating: ★★★★

リニダのりょこうは楽しいです。かわいです。この本がすきです。

It was a book about a giraffe who was looking for friends. It took me awhile to get through. The vocab was mostly genki vocab, which was nice. So I didn’t have to look up a bunch of words.

 

I recommend this book. It was fun to read and not too hard.

しゅういちくんのともだち

Rating: ★★★★

しゅういちくんのともだち

Level 0

ようかいが好きなので、あの本はおもしろいと思いました。This book was about a kid who could see ghosts. おもしろいですが、しょっとむずかひと新しいたんごがあります. Some of the recurring, non-genki vocab is very important for understanding the story. I looked up some of the vocab, but there was a lot so I stopped looking it up eventually and didn’t really understand how the story ended. I got the gist of the story though, and I enjoyed the drawings.

 

I would recommend this book because the theme was different- there aren’t many tadoku books about ghosts. It is good if you want to learn new, non-genki vocab.

 

ーCharlotte Mead

 

カシャちゃんは日本に行きます

Rating: ★★★★

この本はかわいです。ドローイングはおもしろとかわいです。時々、たんごはげんきのたんごじゃないので、ちょっとむずかしいです。でも、たんごをしらべられます。

トムちゃんのひかりとやみ

Rating: ★★★★

この本はむずかしかったですが、おもしろかったです。新しい単語があります。

This book was sort of difficult to read because there was a lot of non-Genki vocab in it. I had to look a lot of words up and it disrupted the flow of the story a bit. However, when I was reading it I was very curious what would happen next and I wanted to keep reading. I also really liked the drawings. I recommend it for people who don’t mind looking up vocab.

ゆきさんの食べもの

Rating: ★★★★★

この本はかわいです。むずかしくなかったです。 私はこのねこが好きです!

The drawings/watercolors are really good. They were fun to look at.  It was a simple story and was easy to read. I don’t think there was any non-Genki vocab. I highly recommend this book.

京子(きょうこ)さんは、森(もり)に行(い)きます

Rating: ★★★★★

この本はかわいです!

私はこの本がすきです、やさしておもしろいですから。

This book is from the point of view of a cat. If you love cats you will love this book. It was easy in a good way. I could read the whole thing easily without missing any meaning. It utilized many different grammatical structures that we’ve learned. I give it 5 stars.

さびしいさんのさびしい一日

Rating: ★★★★

 

This book was average. I understood 90% of it, so I recommend it as a level zero book. The story was funny in parts.  It had some Genki character fanfiction as part of the plot. There were a few vocabulary words that I didn’t know but I was not able to figure them out from the context or the drawings.

This book was fine but if you picked another random student book it would probably be just as good.  It was not challenging so this is good book if you do not want to be too intimidated by new vocab and kanji. It takes 5-10 minutes to read.