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.

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。

 

緑の豚

Rating: ★★★★

This book is very cute, especially because I like animals. The plot is also a little weird. It is like a children’s story: it is best to not think about the realism of the plot too much. The art is very cute.

I recommend people to read this book. It is not hard. It is a very pleasant read. However, it is not realistic, and the book is not really trying to teach anything.

みどりのぶた

ジョンさんバスのなんかで

Rating: ★★★★★

ジョンさんはバスに乗っています。彼はあそこでおばあさんと一緒に話しました。あとで、バスの中でジョンさんはねむ。だから、クラスに遅れます。おもしろいですね。

 

John rides the bus everyday. One day, he meets an old lady who sees his fashionably ripped jeans and expresses comical pity for him, unaware that the distressed look is intentional. Another day, John falls asleep in the bus and misses his stop. As a result, he arrives late to school.

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.

京子さんは森に行きます

Rating: ★★★★★

このほんの写真はとても綺麗です。たくさん猫でしょ。

本で猫は話しましたので、とても可愛いです。

漢字と文法は簡単です、いい本です。

I recommend this book to first year Japanese students.

The pictures are adorable, and I love that it’s written in a cat’s point of view.

The text isn’t too difficult but there’s plenty to read.

黒子

Rating: ★★★★★

黒子はとても面白ですが、ちょっと悲しいと思います。私は読んだ時、本当に感動して、泣きたかったです。黒子はすごく可愛くて、頭がいい猫ですね。私は猫を飼っていませんが、この本を読んだ後、猫が飼いたくなりました。でも、ペットが死んだ時、私はたくさん泣くかもしれません。だから、まだ、ペットを全然飼っていません。

私はこの本をすすめます。単語はあまり難しくて、とても面白いと思います。黒子が大好きです。それから、挿絵もすごく綺麗です。漫画のスタイルなので、大好きです。