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Im not sure about this one.The illustrations were beautiful and imaginative. However for this book to be effective for native speakers of English and Japanese, I believe that the book should have included the romanization for the hiragana and katakana. In my opinion a pronunciation or translation key should have been provided. Books such as this one could be helpful for breaking communication boundaries between foreign countries with pronunciation included. Even so, the book is short enough for a quick bedtime story and the illustrations are eye-catching even for adults so, languages aside this is really a nice childrens book.