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The Way We Do It in Japan Hardcover – January 1, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
It not only taught about the differences but it also had Japanese words strewn throughout the book. It also had a very simplistic pronunciation key so that I didn't need to skip a beat while reading. One of our children who is from Japan and his mother came in while I was reading. The mother understands very little english but was very pleased with the book. The book ends on such a loving note. I wish they had books like this for every culture.
I thank the authors for such a book.
The author has depicted loving parents who do all they can to help their son fit in to a new way of life. The surprise comes in the end when Gregory's classmates learn "the way they do it in America."
A great book to encourage children to value another culture. Adult and child will gain information about Japan that could lead to a whole unit of study. But what I liked best was the author's theme of love and friendship, where there could be fear and alienation. The principles of the book could be applied to the study of any culture.
San Francisco to Tokyo, Japan. Gregory's experiences and reactions to new and unfamiliar situations prompted much discussion in my first grade classroom. Every child identified with Gregory on some level. This book was a welcome re-read in my classroom!
This book is the reverse of what we are doing, but the principals are all the same. She says maybe she should translate this book and read it to her classmates so that they can understand what American children are feeling when they move here (in case they become classmates with future American children). She doesn't yet understand that her bilingualism is the only reason her elementary school accepted her into the school as an American, but I thought her idea was so emphatic and sweet!
Overall, I think this book applies to an array of educational areas. I'll be waiting for more like it!
I highly recommend this wonderful, uplifting story.
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Great classroom read. Fantastic introduction to Japanese culture for early grades - 5-7 yrs old. Lots to discuss. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by Louise D
My two children love this book. My children have grown up both in the U.S. and Japan. They ask me to read this book often and enjoying reading and talking about living in Japan. Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by ks