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Japanese Nursery Rhymes: Carp Streamers, Falling Rain and Other Traditional Favorites (Share and Sing in Japanese & English; Includes Audio CD)

Hardcover - 10 March 2012
Wright, Danielle (Author)
Acraman, Helen (Illustrator)
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**2012 Creative Child Magazine Media of the Year Award Winner **

A delightful collection of fifteen well-loved rhymes, Japanese Nursery Rhymes is the perfect introduction to Japanese language and culture for young readers.

What better way to learn the Japanese language than through rhymes and music. This beautifully illustrated multicultural book features songs and rhymes in both English and Japanese. Accompanied by an audio CD with recordings of kids singing in both languages -- songs so fun and charming, it will be nearly impossible for you not to sing along

Favorite Japanese songs and rhymes include:

  • My Hometown
  • Bubbles
  • The Rabbit Dance
  • The Cradle Lullaby
  • and many more

For preschoolers and beyond, this book will be a joy to the mind, the eye, the ear and the heart.

Customer Reviews

8 customer reviews Between 2−3 stars rating, 26 May 2020
good, but
By: Helene Rose

It's good, but the Japanese songs in the CD is not sang by native speaker, I can her their English accent. This will be excellent if Japanese kids sing it.

8 customer reviews Between 4−5 stars rating, 02 October 2014
By: The Children's Book Review

Danielle Wright first began collecting nursery rhymes from around the world for her son in 2005. In this colorful collection of fifteen verses, she includes an audio CD with children and parents singing along in both Japanese and English. Helen Acraman's delightful illustrations perfectly complement the songs and bring them to life.

8 customer reviews Between 4−5 stars rating, 02 October 2014
By: Booklist

The spacious format gives the art a chance to perform its magic. Pure saturated colors—honey yellows, tomato reds, and heavenly blues—are the backdrops for pictures that have the effect of woodcuts. The poems themselves showoff the charm and delicacy Wright discusses in her introduction.

8 customer reviews Between 4−5 stars rating, 02 October 2014
By: School Library Journal

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.

8 customer reviews Between 4−5 stars rating, 02 October 2014
By: Kirkus Reviews

They include authentically childlike celebrations of rabbits dancing, carp streamers "swimming happily in the air" and falling rain. There are also wistful memories of "My Hometown" and a festival song that begins, 'Our village guardian god's generosity / Is what we celebrate on this joyous day / Boom boom, whistle whistle'.

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