ButaTanukiKitsuneNeko / Buta Tanuki Kitsune Neko (Pig, Racoon, Fox and Cat) ぶたたぬききつねねこ

1970s or earlier

Author : Noboru Baba  馬場のぼる

Published : 1978

Personal recommendation : 0-3 years old and up

This books can teach children the basics of Japanese word game called SHIRITORI (しりとり) along with Noboru Baba’s signature cat characters and others animals. SHIRITORI is the word game in which the players are required to say a word which begins with the final character (KANA) of the previous word.   If you look at the title of this book, you notice that each work follows this rule.

Though the contents of the book are simple list of words (nouns), but interestingly enough, it actually makes good story.  Starting with sunshine, all those animal characters go thru quite an adventure and it ends up having the Christmas party with animal friends.  (Yes, the last page’s wording is KURISUMASU / Christmas)

Since it was published more than 40 years ago, it still stays as Japanese family’s favorite. (This type of story does not get old so)  This book I believe is quite good book for children who just started understanding of Japanese regardless of Nationalities.  I myself as well as my kids also learns basics of SHIROTORI Game from this book and this game in their life has become their favorite games for next several years to come.  I am waring you. This SHIROTORI game is quite addictive to kids and will make you tired after certain games and you might wish that you did not give this book to your kids at some moment. 😉      All the jokes aside, this is quite classic but great book to have.

You can purchase this book here. 広告はこちら


ぶたたぬききつねねこ [ 馬場のぼる ]
価格:1100円(税込、送料無料) (2021/11/5時点)

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