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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 4
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (March 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4805310774
  • ISBN-13: 978-4805310779
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"In this treasure-trove of information, two children, one a Tokyo urbanite and the other from a rural village, introduce readers to their country and its culture, including geography, language, traditional arts, costume, etiquette, sports, and festivals. The scope of this book is remarkably comprehensive, covering almost anything a child would want to know, from traditional folktales to contemporary video games and anime."—School Library Journal

"A book for families to treasure together. You'll dive into stories, try new crafts, play some games from Japan, learn Japanese songs…it's the next best thing to being there."—Japan Today

"Enjoy a fresh view of what makes Japan special."—Mizuhito Kanehara, Dean, University of Tokyo

"All about Japan is a pearl, a treasure among children's literature."—Bob on Books blog

"A wonderful introduction to the culture, history, geography and language of Japan, this book packs it all in with recipes, stories, games and activities. If your child is studying about Japan either at home or at school, this one book can do it all!"—PragmaticMom.com

"This book helps us center our exploration of Japan. It shares traditional stories, holidays, life in the city as well as the country (told by children who live there), recipes, crafts, dance, music, poetry, and so much more. All About Japan is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn more about Japan, its history, culture, etc."—Crafty Moms Share

About the Author

Willamarie Moore is currently the Head of School Programs and Resources at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She previously worked as the Manager of East Asian Programs at the Boston Children's Museum. She is the co-author of Japanese Traditions, also from Tuttle Publishing.

Kazumi Wilds has illustrated several children's books, including The Wakame Gatherers and Hajime in the North Woods. Wilds lives in the mountains of Shimane prefecture in Japan with her sons, where she paints and teaches elementary school.

More About the Author

Willamarie Moore lived, studied and worked in Japan for several years and returns whenever she can. Currently, she is the Head of School Programs and Teacher Resources at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She previously worked as the Manager of East Asian Programs at the Boston Children's Museum, where she was also the lead content developer for the award-winning exhibition "Five Friends From Japan: Children in Japan Today." She has developed many educational materials about Japan, China, and other cultures. Willamarie presents regularly at regional and national conferences for both museum and teaching professionals.

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The drawings are full of expression and they really compliment the stories.
JDP
There is enough information in the book, so that it will appeal to interests of different children.
Judith Barnett
Teachers, if you want to make your classroom more multicultural, this book is a classroom must!!!
Emerson S. Hachimoto

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JDP on January 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book for introducing Japan and Japanese culture to children. Not only is it educational, but there are a lot of easy activities you can do. There are recipes for simple and traditional dishes. And There are activities for arts and crafts. The drawings are full of expression and they really compliment the stories. I got this book for my young nieces and cousins and all of them loved it. They loved the pictures, the stories, the activities and the songs. I think this book really sparked their interests in Japanese culture! Great book for children from cover to cover!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Susan on April 22, 2011
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My three grandchildren, 6,8, & 9, loved the book. We are planning for more craft days in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mom of two on January 24, 2013
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I needed to talk about Japanease celebrations at my son's school. It had many illustrations for little kids to see and get interested and brief explanations for each occasions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Emerson S. Hachimoto on September 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book to familiarize yourself with Japanese culture. If you don't know anything about Japanese culture, this book provides a great introduction. Teachers, if you want to make your classroom more multicultural, this book is a classroom must!!!
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I grew up in Japan and they pictures and stories are very accurate. I had my parents also read them.
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