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.

西町こうばんのりょうさん『助けて!』

Rating: ★★★★

この本はみじかくてやさしいでした。ストリもかわいくて、読む時、たのしかったです。りょうさんがかわいそうです! He’s stuck with a cast, which probably means no patrol duty for him for quite a while. I can relate to being unable to resist the children though.

この本はとてもかんたんたから日本語一年生にもぜんぜんむずかしくないと思います。時間があまりない時でも読むのができますよ!だからみんなにおすすめです!!

ノック

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is really interesting that the girl in the story meets herself! I love this story. I also love the elaborated drawings of the book.

I really recommend this book to JPN 110 and 111 students to read this. There exists some new kanjis but I believe students can understand them according to the context. This book also helps to get familiar with some kanjis.

海(うみ)の旅行(りょこう)

Rating: ★★★★★

I really like the pictures the authors drew! Those drawings are very cute. 海がだいすき!This book reminds me of a lot of 楽しいこと, though I did not get the ending. Overall, I like it.

I will recommend this to Japanese first-year students. The book is easy to read and interesting. Additionally, we can learn some new kanji.

冬のさんぼ

Rating: ★★★★★

冬のさんぼは とてもおもしろくて、すごくきれいでした。冬が すきです!

I really liked that story, the drawings were so pretty. I wish I was able to draw like this! The story was interesting as well even if it was sometimes hard to read because the black writing overlapped the drawings!

I definitely recommend this story!

みつはさんは、ちよさんに、でんわをかけます。

Rating: ★★★★

みつはさんは、ちよさんに、でんわをかけます。ちよさんは、みつはさんのてつだうとききました。すうがくのしゅくだいは むずかしいから。

This was a really easy book to read because senpai only used the grammar and vocabulary we learned. However, I felt like the story shifted a little too much from helping Chiyo with math homework to discussing what to eat. It felt like they were planning to go hang out instead. Therefore I gave the book four stars. But I highly recommend to 1st-year students.

西町交番の良さん にわにわに?

Rating: ★★★★★

この本はとてもかわいくて、たのしです。本の物語はとてもおもしろいです。私はこの本がすきです!

The story is about a policeman who gets called to a house to deal with something pretty unusual: an alligator! It is a really energetic and fun story and the characters in it are super adorable and endearing. The final joke in the book is really unexpected but also super cute and funny!

I definitely recommend this book, especially to my fellow 1st year Japanese students. There are a few new vocabulary words but the illustrations make these very clear and the grammar structures are definitely ones we have learned. This book is well worth the very short amount of time it takes to read it!

ただいま 木村家の毎日

Rating: ★★★★
木村の毎日「ただいま」

この本はとてもかわいくて、やさしです。It is about the 木村family. There are four people in the family: お母さん、お父さん、their daughter 由美、and their son 一郎。One day, あとで お父さんと由美と一郎はうちに帰ります、they prepare a surprise birthday celebration for お母さん!

This is a simple story with simple vocabulary and grammar structures. It is a great read for Japanese 110 students looking to refresh on the things we have learned in class. It is also just a very sweet story of a kind and caring family!

大豆

Rating: ★★★★★

このほんは おもしろいです。日本の食べものが すきです!

This book is about the different forms of soya beans. I did not know they were so many ways of cooking these, and I did not know Japanese people eat them under so many forms! 日本人が えだまめとしょうゆともやしとなっとうととうふとあぶらを 食べます。すごいです!

This book was really interesting and they even made なっとう cute! I would recommend it for beginners because it is easily understandable. Of course, some words are unknown but they are guessable with the context!

たしろじま

Rating: ★★★★

田代島

This book talks about the cats that live in the Japanese city of Tashirojima. The illustrations are well done and the content is both interesting and easy to understand. むずかじゃないです!

I would recommend to level 0 readers and first year Japanese students because the vocabulary is fairly simple and the sentence structure is simple as well which makes it accessible to new Japanese-language learners.