Book: HELLO by Naomi Tsuda


絵は津田直美/  表紙デザインは奥村京子。


Pictures by Naomi Tsuda/  Cover designed by Kyoko Okumura,


津田直美 (Naomi Tsuda) ,  1960年東京生まれ。東京芸術大学美術学部デザイン科卒。ヨークシャーテリアのポピーの暮らしを描いた『犬の生活』シリーズが好評を博す。『セーターになりたかった毛糸玉』『正しいひまわりの育て方』『東京むかしばなし』『ドラゴンたいじ』『私の動物図鑑』『私の雑貨図鑑』ほか多数の著書がある。


この本は幼児向けにデザインされており、さまざまな動物、主に昆虫の絵が描かれています。 この本を読むことで、親や教師は子供たちにさまざまな昆虫の名前と、甘いものが好きなアリや夜中にバッタがジャンプするなどの小さな特徴を教えることができます。

3.デザインのシンプルさ。 子供が本を楽しむために過度に刺激される必要はないと信じられて




Pictures by Naomi Tsuda/  Cover designed by Kyoko Okumura

The Author

Naomi Tsuda was born in 1960 in Tokyo. She graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Design. She is well-received for her “Dog Life” series, which depicts the life of poppies in the Yorkshire Terrier. She has written numerous books, including “The Yarn Ball I Wanted to Become a Sweater,” “The Correct Way to Raise Sunflowers,” “Tokyo Once upon a Time,” “Dragon Taiji,” “My Animal Picture Book,” and “My Miscellaneous Goods Picture Book.”

Brief Description of the Book

Designed for young children, this book depicts pictures of various animals, mainly insects. By reading this book, parents and teachers can teach their children the names of various insects and small features such as the ants’ taste for sweets, or the slow-speed motion of turtles.


How to Identify the Books that are Appropriated For Children According to the Montessori Method?

1. Non-fiction books. Since children under 6 years old still cannot differentiate reality from fantasy, the Montessori philosophy recommends that young children’s storybooks do not include fantasy.
2. Montessori philosophy advises using books where pictures or drawings resemble reality.
3. Simplicity in design. As with the materials used for learning activities, it is suggested that the books keep that simplicity, it is considered that the child does not need to be over-stimulated to be able to enjoy a book.
4. Stories that help the children to develop vocabulary and at the same time cultivate values such as respect, kindness, generosity, responsibility, empathy, etc.

Video created by Alejandra Jurado 


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