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どうぶつ Animals

Can you guess what animals are in this book by their footprints?

Level: 2
Script: Hiragana
Char: 193
Pages: 10
Type: Information report
Style: A5 saddle-stitched booklet
ISBN: 978-0-6481178-4-1

© Mariko Earle 2022
This product is designed for individual use and ‘tadoku’ reading. For class use, please purchase the class set. We do appreciate your compliance with the copyright.


Sentence examples:

  • 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.

In alignment with the Australian Curriculum: Year 3 and 4 band achievement standards

  • Describe things, using noun です
  • Structure sentences using particles, for example は、の、が
  • Locate specific information and some supporting details in written texts on familiar topics.
  • Identify words from other languages used in Japanese, such as ライオン

Cultural note 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 for the last two animals, ‘ra i o n (lion)’ and ‘mi i a kya tto’(meerkat). These two words have been “borrowed” from the English language, and words like this that originate from outside of Japan are typically written in Katakana. Although Katakana has the same 46 sounds as Hiragana, it is only used for “loan words” or words that have been “borrowed” from other languages.

Additional information

Weight 70 g
Dimensions 149 × 211 × 2 mm

1 review for どうぶつ Animals

  1. Grace

    My daughter is obsessed with this book, she’s already a level 4, these book are really helpful

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