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10-pun de Yomeru Ohanashi 2nd grade is part of a series of books aimed at Japanese elementary school students. This part is aimed at Japanese 2nd graders, typically children aged about 7 years old. Yes, you read that right: This series is aimed at Japanese elementary school students - not foreigners who learn Japanese. Sounds difficult? The reality is, it is not as difficult as it may sound. 2nd graders still have a rather limited vocabulary, even if Japanese is their native language, and that's what makes this book a great resource for language learners too.
The biggest upside of this book and series is that it is authentic Japanese. No one tried to make it easy for foreigners since no one had foreigners in mind when writing this book. It is written by Japanese, for Japanese, in Japanese. For many language learners, this series could very well be the first source of authentic Japanese. While textbooks are a great way to learn, they often times don't convey the bigger picture. Learning authentic Japanese is essential to succeed in the long run, and this book is an easy way to the world of authentic Japanese.