Hana's Year

Hana's Year

by Carol Talley, Itoko Maeno
     
 
The beautiful seasons of a mountainside in Japan are the setting of Hana's Year, where a little girl learns to accept responsibility for her own actions. Follow the tale of Hana and a mischievous monkey named Tampopo. (All Ages).

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The beautiful seasons of a mountainside in Japan are the setting of Hana's Year, where a little girl learns to accept responsibility for her own actions. Follow the tale of Hana and a mischievous monkey named Tampopo. (All Ages).

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Talley and Maeno, who collaborated on Clarissa and Papa Piccolo, settle for bland blocks of text and amateurish illustrations in this potentially inviting book about a Japanese monkey. Hana, a one-year-old macaque, can't resist imitating another adolescent macaque, Tampopo, although Tampopo's antics invariably result in trouble. However, when Tampopo ruins the vegetable garden and precious indigo cloth of a boy who is Hana's friend, Hana has second thoughts about following Tampopo's bad examples. Intended to combat peer pressure--and to inform readers of the boy's livelihood, weaving and dyeing hemp fibers--this book seems more an instructive tool than a tale to be read for pleasure. Talley's narrative, which introduces the monkeys and their shenanigans, might be edifying if supported by strong illustrations; yet the likenesses of the monkeys themselves are distractingly awkward. Their maudlin facial expressions, foreshortened bodies and prickly-looking fur clash with Maeno's gracefully rendered foliage and delicate, diluted watercolors. A book focused on monkeys demands an artist who draws them with authority. Ages 5-8. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559420341
Publisher:
Marsh Media
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Series:
Key Concepts in Personal Development Ser.
Edition description:
MARSHMEDIA
Pages:
29
Product dimensions:
9.29(w) x 12.30(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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