よつばと! Vol 10 Discussion Thread (Yotsuba&! Reading Club)

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Thanks for that! I just looked at the preview on Amazon, and it doesn’t have furigana. So one day, perhaps, but sadly not any time soon. Thanks though!

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Don't look unless you're @marcusp

I think I’ve said this before, but you can read manga in English as entertainment. :joy:

But I know you’re busy. :stuck_out_tongue:

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I looked

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:weary: I made a sign and everything.

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No, you haven’t (at least not to me)! And… not a chance! I try to only read Japanese now!
(My wife hasn’t read a single book in Japanese for 15 years! I’m now planning to do the same. In reverse. If you know what I mean…!)

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Discussion of Chapter 63 starts here.

Ok, new chapter! Let’s get going everyone. :smiley:

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Ok, done read the chapter.

In this chapter, nothing happens. And Yotsuba gets hit in the face with a ball.

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You were just BEGGING us to look with that sign :wink:

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I laughed so hard at this! :rofl:
Monkey see, monkey do, I think someone feels “guilty” or possibly judged :wink:

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Reminds me of:

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(I spent like 15 minutes looking for this panel.)

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Okay! Time to read Chapter 63. :smiley: (Always on time.)

I love these small details. :relaxed:

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Ah, yes. Classic とうふ meals.

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Blatant lies! 新記録だったのに!

But it was a short and simple chapter. :slight_smile:

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Discussion of Chapter 64 starts here.

よつばとホットケーキ! :pancakes: :eyes:

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Another chapter to not read while hungry. We used to make pikelets on a semi-regular basis, but it’s been a while since we did. Crepes, too - we have a crepe maker. Maybe I should make some sometime…

Near as I can tell, こどもひつじとホットケーキ is not a real book.

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Just loved this little hidden interaction! :rofl:

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pops in to gush about the art on the chapter title page
Japanese alleys are so aesthetic :3

pg48 - rude
pg 56 - I think pancake-flipping just became an extreme sport xD

When I was in Japan most recently, I had the most amazingly fluffy pancakes I'd ever eaten

:drooling_face:


But I just realized that I forgot to eat a crepe D:::::::

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Sorry for the wait!

Discussion of Chapter 65 starts here.

よつばと ジャンボ! :smiley:

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Page 69, bottom panel: He said that on purpose! In the panel just above, I can feel Yotsuba’s father just waiting for the right moment.

Reading through this on my tablet, I typically zoom in to see the kanji closely, which means I’m not seeing ahead to what’s later on the page. After Jumbo tasted the pancake, my thought was, he should have Yotsuba try a bite. Great reaction (and response?) on Yotsuba’s part =D

When Yotsuba’s reading from the book, it’s interesting to see how Azuma (the writer/artist) chooses to portray hiragana and katakana in Yotsuba’s speech. In this case, ちー and たー while sounding out what is undoubtedly written in katakana in the book, then being spoken in katakana once she recognizes the word. (And her face in the last panel on that page looks about right. That’s how you know you’ve given just the right gift.)

Back when I read this in English (so long ago that I don’t remember most of it), my nephews were roughly ages 3, 1, and not-born-yet. Now that they’re almost-11, 8-and-a-half, and just-turned-6, I have an extra appreciation for this chapter.

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I like those photos.

Sleepy Yotsuba has seen some stuff.

Well, yeah. He announces his intent in the second panel on the same page. :stuck_out_tongue:

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This is what happens when I read it Sunday and comment on it Monday… Ahem, carry on.

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Time to cheer up a bit with Chapter 64. :slight_smile:

Homemade pancakes are usually fine, but I once had some iHOP cheesecake pancakes, and they were probably the best I’ve had. There were big chunks of cheesecake inside the pancake.
:cheese: :drooling_face: So creamy.

New word: ひっくり返す
I figured it from context, but still. :stuck_out_tongue:

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I still have trouble with this sometimes. :sweat_smile:
Of course, I don’t just spill the bag, but I have to be careful.

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Haha! :joy: That’s what I was going to say. :smile:


I’m sorry! :sob: It probably still tastes good.

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ホットケーキ大好きマン! :rofl: What a nice dad. :blush:

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