Fly Catcher Boy
An English & Japanese Children's Book
Rebecca Kool & Hailey Sabourin
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
By the time you and your young reader finish reading this dual-language story, you'll know over 80 Japanese words! The read-it-to-me page by page audio option with sound effects is great for pre-reading learners. Each time a new Japanese word is introduced, the touch-to-play glossary feature provides an audio sample of how the word is pronounced and tells you what it means. The Manga-style illustrations help bring the bi-lingual story to life, and Fly Catcher Boy is a fun way to learn about Japanese language and culture!
Features Ideal for young readers 2-12, or anyone looking for a basic introduction to Japanese language and culture. Bright and engaging Manga-style illustrations. Over 80 Japanese words woven into the English story with ‘touch to play’ full audio pronounciation guides. ‘Read it to me’ audio playback option on each story page for pre-reading learners. Interactive language learning made easy and fun.
Fun way to learn some Japanese!
Our family loves the sound effects, and the narration of the story really brings it to life. It is really handy to have the Japanese words pronounced for you when you want - we didn't really know any Japanese words when we started. Now we know a bunch, and can feel confident we're not guessing at how they should sound ; )
In Flycatcher Boy, Rebecca Kool tells a gentle tale of a Japanese boy and a cat. While Kool's book is targeted at five to ten-year olds, anyone with an interest in elementary Japanese would benefit from reading it. Flycatcher Boy entertains, informs, and educates; a good addition to your library.
Reading this story is like taking a colorful and lively walk through Japan alongside Kenji and Neko, with brief but interesting introductions to Japanese culture and words. The resonant narrative voice and accurate pronunciation of Japanese words (narration is optional) add life and authenticity.