これ なに？ What is it?
れもん。 A lemon.
Alignment to Australian Curriculum/Japanese: Prep year to Year 2 band plan:
Respond to questions such asなに with single words
Use visual, non-verbal and contextual support such as pictures to
make meaning of simple texts.
Use formulaic expressions and appropriate gestures in everyday
interactions such as どうぞ
Identify Japanese words that have been borrowed from other languages,
such as ボール、クリスマスツリー and ベル
Cultural note from the author:
Japanese traditional sweets such as the ones in this book are called wagashi. Wagashi is known to present beauty that is so simple yet precise. Wagashi was special to me during my childhood. They were not everyday snacks. Instead, my grandmother used to take me to a wagashi shop near my house on occasions and let me choose one I like. In my mind, wagashi was for ‘grown-ups.’ I remember looking at the presentation of wagashi, and feeling excited, thinking “I get to eat the special wagashi, just like adults who can appreciate both presentation and taste of wagashi.” It is customary to have wagashi with green tea as it complements the sweetness of wagashi with a bitter yet refreshing taste of green tea.
ISBN: 13: 978-0-6481178-9-6