Welcome to the なぜ?どうして?科学のお話 2年生 Reading Group! We read this book one page per day, from Feb 1st to July 24th 2020. We shared our translations and asked and answered questions about the book on the threads linked below.
We read this as part of the Absolute Beginner Book Club. Click here to visit the Absolute Beginner Home Thread and see what other books we have read, and what we are reading now!
(I finally got around to creating the official thread, yay!)
This is another book from the なぜ？どうして？series, so if you’re not sure what to expect, have a look at the せかいはふしぎ thread. As both of these books are designed for second-graders, the levels should be fairly similar. You can also check out the preview on Amazon.
The theme of this なぜ？どうして？book is science – human body, living creatures, space and more!
If you’re new to the Absolute Beginner Bookclub, joining the reading group is really simple – just grab a copy of the book (print or digital) and start posting in the thread (respecting the schedule)! Feel free to post any questions, translations or comments regarding the page currently being read, or any of the previous (already-read) pages.
In the wise words of @marcusp: If your Japanese is beginner level, you want to read a real book, and you like learning about the world, this is the place for you!
|Section||Starting page||Reading dates||Discussion thread|
|からだのお話||p. 8 (old) / p. 16 (new)||Feb 1 – Mar 2||link|
|生き物のお話１||p. 42 (old) / p. 50 (new)||Mar 3 – Apr 5||link|
|生き物のお話２||p. 78 (old) / p. 86 (new)||Apr 6 – May 4||link|
|食べ物や身近なもののお話||p.108 (old) / p. 116 (new)||May 5 – Jun 8||link|
|地球・うちゅうのお話||p. 144 (old) / p. 152 (new)||Jun 9 – Jul 16||link|
|Additional Spreads (optional)||pp. 2-9 (new version only)||Jul 17 – Jul 24||link|
|Wrap up & Final comments||Jul 17||link|
Weekly progression overview
(Page numbers from new edition. Subtract 8 to get corresponding number in old edition)
|Week 1||Feb 1||pp. 16-22||からだのお話|
|Week 2||Feb 8||pp. 23-29||からだのお話|
|Week 3||Feb 15||pp. 30-37||からだのお話|
|Week 4||Feb 22||pp. 38-45||からだのお話|
|Week 5||Feb 29||pp. 46-53||からだのお話/生き物のお話１|
|Week 6||Mar 7||pp. 54-60||生き物のお話１|
|Week 7||Mar 14||pp. 61-67||生き物のお話１|
|Week 8||Mar 21||pp. 68-75||生き物のお話１|
|Week 9||Mar 28||pp. 76-82||生き物のお話１|
|Week 10||Apr 4||pp. 83-90||生き物のお話１＆２|
|Week 11||Apr 11||pp. 91-97||生き物のお話２|
|Week 12||Apr 18||pp. 98-104||生き物のお話２|
|Week 13||Apr 25||pp. 105-111||生き物のお話２|
|Week 14||May 2||pp. 112-118||生き物のお話２/食べ物や身近なもののお話|
|Week 15||May 9||pp.119-125||食べ物や身近なもののお話|
|Week 16||May 16||pp.126-132||食べ物や身近なもののお話|
|Week 17||May 23||pp.133-139||食べ物や身近なもののお話|
|Week 18||May 30||pp.140-147||食べ物や身近なもののお話/|
|Week 19||Jun 6||pp.148-154||食べ物や身近なもののお話/地球・うちゅうのお話|
|Week 20||Jun 13||pp.155-161||地球・うちゅうのお話|
|Week 21||Jun 20||pp.162-168||地球・うちゅうのお話|
|Week 22||Jun 27||pp.169-175||地球・うちゅうのお話|
|Week 23||Jul 4||pp.176-181||地球・うちゅうのお話|
|Week 24||Jul 11||pp.182-188||地球・うちゅうのお話|
Where to get the book?
Note on different editions
As was pointed out by @Mokumokuren, there are at least two editions out there, and I personally have the old one. Having looked at the screenshots of the new version on Amazon, it looks like the new version has 8 additional spreads at the beginning – all other pages are broken down in the same way, only the numbers are offset by 8. I think we should be fine even with members having different editions; we’ll agree which page numbers to follow once we know what number of people have which of the two editions.
New / Old
Which edition do you have?
- New edition
- Old edition
So, who’s interested?
- I will start reading in February
- I might jump in later on
- I will not join