Character Education and Social Skills
Key Concept: Resisting peer pressure
Written by: Carol Talley
Illustrated by: Itoko Maeno
Evaluation Guide: 8 pp.
Storybook: 32 pp.
Teaching Guide: 28 pp.
Run Time: 17:10
Run Time: in Spanish 17:10
Hana’s Year - Kit
Price: $ 89.50
In a timeless corner of Japan, a little monkey learns to accept responsibility for her actions.
Hana is one year old - old enough to get into lots of trouble! Especially when she falls under the bad influence of Tampopo, the most mischievous of all the monkeys, whose favorite words are "Follow me!" When Tampopo leads Hana to betray the trust of her friend, the boy Kenji, Hana realizes it is time to rely on her own judgment - even if it means being alone.
From the rustic valley where Kenji and his grandmother create traditional indigo-dyed kimono cloth - to the wild mountainside where trouble-seeking monkeys leap and bound through the trees – illustrator Itoko Maeno has captured the beauty of the four seasons in Japan.
The Hana’s Year teaching guide outlines dozens of creative cross-curriculum activities. Your students will investigate the remarkable macaque monkey, practice the art of stenciling, and learn the names of the vegetables in Kenji’s garden – in Japanese! Hana’s Year will help you
• Present techniques for resisting peer pressure
• Encourage students to take responsibility for their own actions
• Introduce the geography and culture of Japan
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What others think about Hana’s Year
Honorable Mention: Best Children’s Book
— Mid-America Publishers Association
"In the teacher’s guide, the information on the Japanese language and the art activities will be useful for curriculum enrichment."
— School Library Journal
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