Absolute Beginner's Guide to Hiragana (With an Introduction to Grammar and Kanji) by David Petersen
Approx. 16,820 words.
Published on May 13, 2012.
This handy guidebook offers an integrated, communicative approach to writing and reading hiragana script, the entry point to the Japanese language. The condensed Smashwords edition provides step-by-step explanations of 46 basic characters and scores of derivatives, plus grammar lessons, an introduction to kanji, and two practice tests to consolidate learning.