タクシー

Rating: ★★★★★

「タクシー」は感動したストリです。した女の子はとても綺麗です。たんごはむずガシくない。いちばんおすすめの本です。

I love this book, it almost brought me into tears. This is a very romantic story that addresses how people face death. Everyone is a corpse in progress, as we will all die someday. But all these fantasized folktales make death less intimidating and make people feel more spiritually supported.

 

Taxi

西町交番の良さん「にわにわに?」

Rating: ★★★★★

とてもかわいストリですね。親切だし、すごいし、今、西町交番の良さんは私のいちばん好きな人です。私も良さん見たい人のともだちがほしいです。

I enjoyed reading this funny book. Both the language and storyline are easy to follow. However, I always wonder why storybooks portray animals like alligators and snakes in a negative way. Many rare animals that look aggressive actually do no harm to humans unless people attack them intentionally.  I think this is a common misconception that should be corrected.

ジョンさんの夏休み

Rating: ★★★★★

ジョンさんは 夏休み仙台に森さんの家族とホームステイをしに行きました。They celebrated 七夕 together, which 仙台 celebrates in August instead of July.

この本は 面白くて、日本の文化があるので、とてもすいせんします。ジョンさんと森さんの子供のインタラクションはとてもかわいです。John also made a lot of silly mistakes that were so funny to read about. でも、ちょっと難しいから、JPN 111 まで 待ったほうがいいですよ。 私も 大きい犬のぬいぐるみがほしいですね。

 

ハチの話

Rating: ★★★★★

このスドリは中国もすごく有名だから、映画を見たことがあります。私はいぬも飼っているから、この本を読んだ時、感動しました。夏休みに、東京に行こうと思っています。ハチをみたいです。

This book is easy to read because we’ve learned all the grammars. Although there are some kanjis we haven’t learned, we still can guess the meanings from the picture. The story is interesting but kind of sad. If you have a dog or cat, I don’t recommend this book because you will definitely cry!

バス

Rating: ★★★★★

最初にはちょっと話がりかいできませんでしたが、あとでわかりました。とても面白くて、ふしぎな話だと思います。私は読んでかんどうしました。だから、皆さんもあきらめなくてさいごまで読んで見てください。

I would like to recommend this story to my classmates, because it has a very good plot that keeps you curious, and it has a pretty good ending that makes you look back on your own life and be grateful. It might be a little confusing in the beginning, but you’ll get the story in the end, and the grammar and vocabulary isn’t too difficult.

はちの話

Rating: ★★★★★

この本は有名な犬についてストリーです。はちは先生の犬です。毎日駅で先生にむかえに行ってあげます。その日、先生は帰りませ。それでも、十年間はちは毎日駅に行って、先生にまちます。私はとても感動しました、このストリーは大好きです。

This book is very easy to read, and we have learned all the grammar points for this book. This book utilized simple grammar to structure the sentences and make it touching and beautiful. The drawings are also helpful when encountering difficulties in vocabularies. I highly recommend this book!

舌切り雀

Rating: ★★★★★

この話が大好きですが、終わりは早く来たんです。おばあさんは死にましたか?わかりません!読むがは楽しかったです。こんな子供の本を作りたいです。

I read this book with all of the furigana covered with a card, and only checked it for and . Those kanjis were used so specifically, and followed with such clear illustrations, that I was able to make out their definitions without looking them up. There was also 洗濯のり, which I couldn’t understand, but I understood from the illustration and the furigana せんたくthat it was some material for laundry.

The story was very easy to follow, and there were a couple kanji from JPN 111 that I could recognize at this point. It’s pretty long, too, which means the story is a lot more developed and interesting. For that reason, I think it would be fun for students to tackle!

シンデレラ

Rating: ★★★★★

この本は有名なストリーです。シンデレラは、子供の時お母さんが死んだ、お父さんは新しい彼女が探しました。でも、新しいお母さんとお姉さんはとてもいじわるでした。Once, with the help of おばあさん、Cinderella got the chance to go to the party and met the prince. The prince finally found Cinderella by one of the high heel shoes she left behind after 12 o’ clock. In the last, Cinderella lived a happy life with the prince.

I recommend this book to my classmates because it’s a well-known story and easy to understand. At the same time, it is interesting to read the story in Japanese, while there are not so many new unfamiliar words. So, it is pretty suitable for students to read.

大豆

Rating: ★★★★

私は大ずをきょうみがあるので本はちょっとつまらないです。かんじやたん語はかんたんです。
While I personally found this book a little boring I would recommend it to someone that was interested in cooking or Japanese dishes. The book’s visuals made it easy to follow along.
Would recommend to first years.

笠地蔵

Rating: ★★★★★

とても暖かい話で、私は感動した。おばあさんとおじいさんはとても優しくて親切な人たちだし。いい人だので、いいことがあるんだね。

I encountered a lot of grammar points and vocabularies that I just learnt when I read this story. Also the pictures are really cute and the art style is dreamy. This story could heal. I highly recommend this book.