A Listmania! list by sb(PORTLAND, OR, United States)
The list author says: "I've studied a lot of languages over the years, and thought I'd put together a list of my favorite beginning language books. I like books that make the language simple in both theory and practice. No confusing charts and definitely nothing grammar heavy!"
"One phrase a day, sometimes with a corresponding answer. Also includes online pronunciation repeated twice. Has stand, and is not a calendar, so you can start anytime of year and do not feel obligated to rush through phrases because the date changed. Great for beginners. Similar concept as Japanese Phrase-A-Day, but both have different phrases, with relevant phrases for each country."
"Similar to Chinese Phrase-A-Day, but with different phrases that have been chosen based on Japan as opposed to China. The 'pad' has a stand, and it is not a calendar, so you can start any time of year and not feel obligated to blow past a phrase because the date changed. Online recordings of all phrases. Words are used again and again to help you practice throughout the book."
"Great book for learning to read, write, and translate Thai. I wish it had a CD, but aside from that, it's the best beginners book out there for learning Thai, and it's still being reprinted (since the 60s), so you know it's solid."