Can you guess what animals are in this book by their footprints?
Reading level: Level 2
Script type: Hiragana characters
Number of characters: 193
Text type: Information report
Product type: A5 Saddle stitched booklet
Weight: Approx. 65g
これは いぬ です。 This is a dog.
これは ねこ じゃないです。 This is not a cat.
Cultural notes from the author:
Through animal names, this book introduces the concept of Katakana, which is the second type of Japanese phonetic script. All the names of the animals in this book are written in Hiragana (the first type of Japanese phonetic script), except the last two animals, ‘ra i o n (lion)’ and ‘mi i a kya tto’(meerkat). These two words are ‘borrowed’ from the English language, and words like this that originate from outside Japan are typically written in Katakana. Katakana has the same 46 sounds as Hiragana, but is only used for “loan words”, or words “borrowed” from other languages.
Product Code: 6
Publisher: Tashiro Literacy