Summer Course: Children’s Books In English

During the summer vacation I will teach a series of two-hour classes on the theme of children’s books.

The classes will run from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday afternoons commencing Tuesday 26th July at Okeiko House, Nishi Hiroshima:

Fee: ¥2,000 per class.


  1. 26th July
  2. 2nd August
  3. 16th August
  4. 30th August
  5. 6th September
  6. 13th September

Enquiries to: david @ davidhurleyinjapan . com

In each class I will begin with a short introduction about the book of the week, the author, the characters, the plot, and what I like about it.

Then we will read some extracts from the book, or the whole book if it is short.

The books are for young children, up to the age of nine or ten and will be short enough for students to read during the week if they wish to do so.

Then we will have a break for refreshments (bring your own).

The second hour will be for more general conversation and chatter in English!

Book Choices

I have chosen books that I enjoyed reading with my daughter when she was little.

  1. David Lloyd and Mary Rees: The Ball. Roger Hargreaves: Little Miss Trouble
  2. Beatrix Potter: The Tailor of Gloucester – Check this blog post for more info.
  3. Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch: The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business
  4. Lauren Child: I Am Too Absolutely Small For School
  5. Nick Butterworth: The Badger’s Bath
  6. Jeff Brown: Flat Stanley – Check this blog post for more info.

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