on 21 April 2012
The content of the book is what it says. A beginners guide to writing hiragana. By the time the book arrived, i had already learned everything that was in it. But that isn't the book's fault, its mine, for ordering it later then i should have. But I decided to go through it anyway, to help reinforce what i had learned.
I liked the pull-out hiragana cards in the back of the book, it was a nice touch.
All in all, the book is very good.
However. At the start of the book, it tells you to write in the book (trace over, then fill in the blank, kind of thing). This woul have been fine, but the spine of the book has no give, making it difficult to write properly on the left hand side of the book. This problem got less and less and you get to the middle of the book, then starts up again on the right hand side as you gt to the end. At first, I thought along the lines of "This is slightly annoying, but i can put up with it." But i was wrong. I ended up cutting all of the pages out of the book, so i didn't have this problem. Which at almost 100 pages long, was annoying.