A great study in compare and contrast for the primary set.
Baseball may be the Great American Pastime, but it's also a beloved sport in Japan. Come along with one little boy and his grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, as he learns about baseball and it is celebrated in two different cultures. Youngsters will love pointing out the differences in the side-by-side illustrations and a mini-glossary at the end reinforces words and concepts. And it's just a fun read. An all-around home-run. Or homuran, as they say in Japan. Includes an author's note at the end with additional information.
Illustrated by author. pp. 40. Published by Atheneum, 2013.
Joanne Zienty is a school librarian, teacher, reader, writer and published author who firmly believes there are so many good books and not enough time to read them!