Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education Issue 60
A Study on the Pre-Primer in Language of the Early Postwar Years : In the case of "Makoto-San and Hanako-San"
Makoto-San and Hanako-San is written as a book of Japanese Language to be used at first for children entering the elementary school. Mrs. Jeidy (CIE) made suggestion for content. It was arranged in the stories which were short but continuous as to theme and characters. More repetition of words was used and fewer new words were introduced. (6 July 1948) The Ministry of Education had revised the pre-primer according to suggestion. Mrs. Jeidy approved. (26 July 1948) "Makoto-San and Hanako-San" has changed much improvement for new Pre-Primer.
Makoto-San and Hanako-San
National Language Textbook