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**Creative Child Magazine Media of the Year Award Winner** "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 story time." --School Library Journal This delightful collection of beloved Japanese nursery rhymes, Japanese and English Nursery Rhymes is the perfect introduction to Japanese language and culture for young readers ages 4 to 8. This beautifully illustrated bilingual children's book features songs and rhymes in both English and Japanese. An audio CD is included and contains recordings of all the rhymes by native Japanese speakers. It's impossible not to sing along The popular Japanese songs and rhymes include:
- My Hometown
- The Rabbit Dance
- The Cradle Lullaby
- And many more
About the Author
Danielle Wright first began collecting nursery rhymes from around the world for her young son in 2005. In 2008 she created the award-winning multilingual book My Village: Rhymes from Around the World. Danielle has taught English to children in Japan and currently runs an at-home writing, public relations and editing business. She lives in New Zealand with her husband, two children, and two cats. Helen Acraman is a New Zealand artist living in Toronto, Canada. Her whimsical graphic works reflect a passion for environmental issues, natural living, and the childlike quality that lives in everyone.