Japanese and English Nursery Rhymes: Carp Streamers, Falling Rain and Other Favorite Songs and Rhymes (Audio Disc of Rhymes in Japanese Included)

Danielle Wright (Author) Helen Acraman (Illustrator)

Product Details

$12.99  $11.95
Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date
March 05, 2019
8.7 X 11.3 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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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.


"...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 storytime." -- School Library Journal
"Acraman's graphics combine a polished digital aesthetic with playfully anthropomorphic characters, including three stylized birds perched on a tree and endearing rabbits wearing "hachimaki" bandannas. Accessible verses and bright, welcoming pictures should have cross-cultural appeal while aiding in language learning." -- Publishers Weekly
"...In this colorful collection of fifteen verses, [Wright] includes an audio CD with children and parents singing along in both Japanese and English. Acraman's delightful illustrations perfectly complement the songs and bring them to life." -- The Children's Book Review
"They include authentically childlike celebrations of rabbits dancing, carp streamers "swimming happily in the air" and falling rain..." -- Kirkus Reviews
"The spacious format gives the art a chance to perform its magic. Pure saturated colors--honey yellows, tomato reds, and heavenly blues--are the backdrops for pictures that have the effect of woodcuts. The poems themselves showoff the charm and delicacy Wright discusses in her introduction." -- Booklist
"...It comes with an audio CD which is an easy way to expose kids to the Japanese language and culture" -- PragmaticMom.com blog