So you wanna read, eh? Children’s Books Edition I

So you wanna read, eh?

Children’s Books

Edition I

そばだんご

  • Newly added to Kokoronoehon’s website: “Buckwheat Dumplings”.
  • 文:いしだ としこ
    絵:みやじま ともみ
  • No audio
  • The weasel works hard to plant some buckwheat along with the rat, and gets tricked! But not to worry, the weasel gets his stinky revenge!
  • Level 3 (Easy). Hiragana, Katakana, Very few, very easy Kanji, Simple grammar.
  • 3 stars (Enjoyed): though it is a child’s book, and slightly repetitive at certain points, I must admit the pictures were fun to look at and the ending was hilarious.

ふたりのなまけもの

  • Newly added to Kokoronoehon’s website: “Two lazies”
  • さいわ:かわだ あゆこ
    絵:きづき すみよし
  • No audio
  • You follow a man whose quite lazy, who runs into another very lazy man. After they learn that working makes food better, they end up working hard!
  • Level 2 (Easy): Katakana, Hiragana. Very simple grammar
  • 2 Stars (It was okay): this book feels a little lacking in the story, but hey it is a kid’s book trying to teach that working hard is good. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t really like it again, and probably wont read it again.

つばめのおんがえし

  • Kokoronoehon’s Website
  • さいわ:かわだ あゆこ
    絵:きづき すみよし
  • No audio
  • Want to learn how your good actions get rewarded? This story is about an old man who helps a swallow, and in return the swallow gives him a seed. So the old man plants and picks the melon, and guess what happened? Read to find out!
  • Level 2 (Easy): Hiragana, Katakana, simple grammar
  • 3 Stars (Enjoyed): Cute little story that was well written. the images are fun to look at as you go.

すーちゃんのなつやすみ

  • Kokoronoehon’s Website
  • やまぐち すわこ
  • No audio
  • Follow Sue’s journey to the sea and back. Sue’s brother consideration and Sue’s love for her mother was rewarded with a treat!
  • Level 3 (Easy): Hiragana, Katakana, very few kanji, simple grammar
  • 2 Stars (It was okay): Not much to the story, and it really didn’t teach much or have much of a point. But it wasn’t too bad and the pictures were cute.

るーぱくんのおべんとう

  • Kokoronoehon’s Website
  • もりた かず
  • No audio
  • Time for some word play fun. Follow a little boy’s trip to the grocery store and how he winds up with a good lunch!
  • Level 2 (Easy): Hiragana, Katakana, simple grammar
  • 3 Stars (Enjoyed): I think this story was cute, and the illustrations were good. The word play was most enjoyable.

あかどん あおどん きいどん

  • Kokoronoehon’s Website
  • みやじま ともみ
  • No audio
  • 3 ogres get attacked by a scary beast dog thing! Oh My, what will those silly 3 ogres do. I know I enjoy this much more than the 3 little pigs!
  • Level 2 (Easy): Hiragana, Katakana, simple grammar
  • 3 Stars (Enjoyed): So darn cute and entertaining!

あやのいぬ

  • Kokoronoehon’s Website
  • たきざわ さおり
  • No audio
  • Watch as Aya’s imagination brings to life a cute dog named Cookie! Uh Oh! she got in trouble with her mom for a mess, but good thing she can clean it up!
  • Level 2 (Easy): Hiragana, Katakana, simple grammar
  • 3 Stars (Enjoyed): So cute and entertaining, I love the dog pictures.

おやすみ やまねくん

  • Kokoronoehon’s Website
  • やまね ぐうぐ
  • No audio
  • What will those Yamanes do?
  • Level 1 (Easy): Hiragana, Katakana, simple grammar.
  • 3 Stars (Enjoyed): This was a fast to read book, so its lack of content wasn’t as effecting. This is truly a beginner book. The only more simpler you get is one word to a picture!

わんたくんとカラス

  • Kokoronoehon’s Website
  • いたや ゆきえ
  • No audio
  • Clean your mess up crow! Watch what Wanta does to make sure it happens.
  • Level 2 (Easy): Hiragana, Katakana, simple grammar
  • 3 Stars (Enjoyed): I loved the sound effects in the story.

ポストマン

  • Kokoronoehon’s Website
  • あんどう ともこ
  • No audio
  • Postman!
  • Level 1 (Easy): Hiragana, Katakana, simple grammar.
  • 3 Stars (Enjoyed): This was a fast to read book. This is also truly a beginner book. The only more simpler you get is one word to a picture!

so how did you like the first 10 books? Were the reviews informative, is there anything else that you’d like to see added to the reviews? Got something you want me to review? Comment below!

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    Total read for Tadoku:
    __433.3 pages!__
    Placement: 115/188
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    October 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 97/120
    End Tally: 59.2
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    July 2011 Contest:
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    End Tally: 195.6
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    End Tally: 154.5
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