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What Tadokists Are Like 8 ~絵本の読み方…? 多読for me 2~

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I don’t know about other tadokists/tadokers, but my tadoku buddies and I read books like this.

Wow! Look at this!

"Oh, now I got it! " "You see?"

"Oh, no!"

Kyaaaaaa!! Oooh! Aaah!

"I wanna read it first!" "No, I do!" "Hey, why don't you read it together?"

When Hima-chan showed “PRESS HERE” to emmi and me, we actually did like this last pic.
I know, I know. It is not “like a child” but we really are children, ha ha…


Curiosity often leads to Otaku Wonderland ~多読 for me 1~

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Extensive Reading simply means you read a lot besides textbooks.
But Tadoku for me is a bit different from the simple Extensive Reading.
The important key is CURIOSITY.

Alice gives herself a good adivece that curiosity often leads to troubles,
but in Tadoku curiosity leads you to Wonderland you have never been to.

Mr Sakai (さかい suggests you to learn your target languages like a child, をさなごのやうに.
Children are curious to know what there are around them and they are genius to enjoy themselves in everything if they want to.
Everything can be their toys, every story can lead them to their wonderlands, every person can be their friend.
They don’t decide beforehand where their goal is, they just step into the path they want to take.
Like Alice.
Like David.
Like Pocoyo.

映画で英語シャドーイング/ふしぎの国のアリス (Gakken Mook 英語耳&英語舌シリーズ 6) 映画で英語シャドーイング/ふしぎの国のアリス (Gakken Mook 英語耳&英語舌シリーズ 6)

学研マーケティング 2009-07
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Alice in Wonderland: Pop-up Book Alice in Wonderland: Pop-up Book
Lewis Carroll Robert Sabuda

Simon & Schuster Children’s 2003-11-25
売り上げランキング : 42746

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No, David! (Caldecott Honor Book) No, David! (Caldecott Honor Book)
David Shannon

Blue Sky Pr 1998-09
売り上げランキング : 587

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だめよ、デイビッド (児童図書館・絵本の部屋) だめよ、デイビッド (児童図書館・絵本の部屋)
デイビッド シャノン David Shannon

評論社 2001-04
売り上げランキング : 108438

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Pocoyo and the Camera (Storybook) Pocoyo and the Camera (Storybook)

Red Fox 2006-06-27
売り上げランキング : 129779

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ぽこよとカメラであそぼう [ぽこよのしかけえほん 4] ぽこよとカメラであそぼう [ぽこよのしかけえほん 4]

武田ランダムハウスジャパン 2007-07-07
売り上げランキング : 1148362

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If you are really interested in something, and curious to know it better,
you will find and get lots of information and fun soon, I think.
If you are curious to know a foreign language,
you will find and get lots of materials to learn it,
and buddies,
at least, I believe so.


イチオシ!~米澤穂信 古典部シリーズ~

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氷菓 (角川スニーカー文庫) 氷菓 (角川スニーカー文庫)
米澤 穂信 上杉 久代

角川書店 2001-10
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愚者のエンドロール (角川スニーカー文庫) 愚者のエンドロール (角川スニーカー文庫)
米澤 穂信 高野 音彦

角川書店 2002-07
売り上げランキング : 19550

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クドリャフカの順番 (角川文庫) クドリャフカの順番 (角川文庫)
米澤 穂信

角川グループパブリッシング 2008-05-24
売り上げランキング : 30411

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遠まわりする雛 (角川文庫) 遠まわりする雛 (角川文庫)
米澤 穂信

角川書店(角川グループパブリッシング) 2010-07-24
売り上げランキング : 44325

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ふたりの距離の概算 米澤 穂信

角川書店(角川グループパブリッシング) 2010-06-26
売り上げランキング : 21031

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I was planning to draw some pictures today, but I couldn’t.
A sheet of white paper was on the table, staring at me and complained,
“What’re you waiting for?”
“You alreday decided what you would draw, and you have enough tools for it,
paper(me!), pencils, pens…
You only need to take a pencil and start to make a line!”
“Hey! Are you going to the bathroom again?”
“What? You’re thirsty and need a glass of water? duh!”
“Wha…! Where are you going?”
“Bed? You said that?”
“Are you serious?”
“Tomorrow? Are you sure you can start tomorrow? You haven’t done it all these weeks and still you believe yourself that you can begin drawing tomorrow?”

All I could say was
I’m sorry, but I’ll try my best to draw tomorrow. At leaset I’ll try to.
So, please, permit me to go to futon now.
I’m really, really sleepy.

“Can you say when you are NOT sleepy in a day?” asked the paper.
I can’t answer.

“All right. I hate to wast of time. You go to futon now and get a good sleep.
But don’t forget you promise to start tomorrow.”
I nodd.
“And finish three pictures tomorrow.”
What? Three? No way!
“I told you alreday. Three. Are we deal?”
The paper got whiter and whiter, and because of the reflection of the light, it shines too bright to see.
No words came out of my mouth, I only nodd to show it “yes.”
But it was not enought for the paper, and it repeated rather loudly this time,
Deal… I murmurd.

The white paper grinned and it scared me.
I turned on the paper on the table, but…
the other side was much whiter and bright light hit my eyes.
“I,,I really promise! So please take a rest for a while!”
I shouted and ran upstairs, into my room and slam the door.
Oh, what the hell is that?

Only I could figure was “I am going to draw three pictures tomorrow.”

絵が描けないのでいいわけfree writing.

as a result…

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I wrote the book was frustrating
but when I finished and added it to my gr bookshelf,
I rated 4 stars out of 5.
But I don’t think I can make a good review of it,
I doubt my ability to express this feeling of mine,
what I thought while and after reading it.
And I know emmie-san will be surprised to see my rating.
That’s the only thing I’m sure.



If you want to know what the book is, please mail me. hee,hee.

Christmas present 2010 all the way from UK part2~Warduff~

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I wrote about last christmas present has arrived in July from UK, “Otto the Book Bear”
Otto the Book Bear

actually there was another pre-order book , which I received this month finally.

Warduff and the Corn Cob Caper Warduff and the Corn Cob Caper
Mat HeadAndersen Press 2011-05-09
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It is a story of a cat, but he is not an ordinary cat, he’s a super hero cat!
When he got an emergency call from the farm telling the evil fox is coming and asking for his help,
Warduff hurried there to meet everyone in the farm.
“Let’s not panic,” said he, and he went into the field to think up a brilliant idea to stop the fox.
And he did!!

This tough and strong looking cat was also intelligent to come up to a extraordinary idea.
He’s like Katsuo (from Japanese manga/anime “Sazae-san”) who is good at surprising people.
サザエさん (25)

Enjoy the unique illustration too.


コメントもらったー ♥  ~美大デビューvol.1&2~

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I’ve just got a comment from a manga-artist/illustrator, Yumiko Kobayashi.
Well, it’s about another blog of mine.
Anyway, her darwing is warm and soft.
“Bidai Debut” is a story of herself having entered and spent fun and exciting days at an art college.

美大デビュー 美大デビュー
小林 裕美子

ポプラ社 2008-09
売り上げランキング : 248640

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美大デビュー〈2〉 美大デビュー〈2〉
小林 裕美子

ポプラ社 2009-04
売り上げランキング : 372458

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Yumiko Kobayashi’s latest work:

新入社員パンダくん 新入社員パンダくん
小林 裕美子

牧野出版 2011-07
売り上げランキング : 656997

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Enjoy! 😀