Saturday, December 25, 2010

Japanese Graded Readers from White Rabbit Press

Merry Christmas, everyone!  What did Santa bring you this year?

J, my wife, got me the Level 2 graded reader from White Rabbit Press.

Here's what's so cool about this graded reader:

  • All kanji have furigana!
  • There are five booklets inside, and it comes with a CD of all the text, read by native speakers.
  • It's perfect for JLPT N4-N3
I have yet to read through the books, but my initial impression after a quick glance through the text is that this will help immensely in obtaining new vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening practice.  If you decide to get this, don't forget to sentence-mine!

Update, March 26, 2011
I've read through three out of the five stories, and I can with confidence that if you've completed Genki I (maybe some of Genki II), then you should have the vocabulary and grammar necessary to understand these stories.  There may be some words here and there that you might not understand, but hey, that's a good thing!  Never stop learning!

The CD is great to listen to while you're reading, and you can transfer them to your iPod to listen on the go.