A kind old man and his greedy wife pay separate visits to the tongue-cut sparrow and receive as gifts just what they deserve.
To reward the Japanese man who saved its life, a crane brings the old man and his wife a daughter, happiness, and wealth until their curiosity spoils their good fortune.
Written by the mother-daughter team of Eriko and Anna Sato, this book introduces 109 kanji characters to children with poems and illustrations. It includes all the Japanese Government specified first grade level kanji characters and a sprinkling of simple second to sixth grade characters. The kanji are introduced in the context of 36 colorful paintings and poems by 14-year-old Anna Sato, herself a kanji learner. Each of the poems is presented in both Japanese and English, and all kanji are accompanied by furigana (small hiragana letters), stroke-order diagrams, sample vocabulary and boxes for writing practice.
A collection of twenty poems about animals, including the peacock, giraffe, and sea cucumber in both Japanese and English text
A young Japanese boy, worried that his grandfather is lonely, accompanies him to the public bath.
Japanese edition of A Very Hungry Caterpillar, who bites into everything including the pages of this book! A colorful, fun book complete with holes! In Japanese.