by Danielle Wright (Author); Helen Acraman (Illustrations)
What better way to learn a new language than through rhymes and music?
Everywhere in the world, there are poems and songs especially for children—rhymes that are sung from generation to generation and never forgotten. In Japan, nursery rhymes speak of nature, of everyday joys and of Japan's own special culture. In Japanese Nursery Rhymes fifteen well-loved verses are colorfully presented in a format that makes language learning easier. The included audio CD features kids singing in both Japanese and English—songs so lively and sweet you'll find yourself singing along! For preschoolers and beyond, this book will be a joy to the mind, the eye, the ear and the heart.
"Fifteen rhymes, one per spread, celebrate the changing seasons, flora and fauna, and idyllic rural life, providing an enchanting window into a culture that cherishes its close relationship with nature. […] This collection holds appeal for anyone interested in the country and would be a wonderful addition to an international-themed storytime."—School Library Journal
Ages 1-8; 32 Pages; Hardcover & audio CD