Sushi for Kids

Sushi for Kids

by Ono Kaoru
     
 

Healthy and fun, sushi is a favorite food among Japanese children. Over 40,000 copies of Sushi for Kids have been sold in Japan, and this popular children�s book is now available in English. Celebrated writer and illustrator Kaoru Ono dazzles children with her illustrations as she opens their eyes to the wonderful world of sushi. Children will

Overview

Healthy and fun, sushi is a favorite food among Japanese children. Over 40,000 copies of Sushi for Kids have been sold in Japan, and this popular children�s book is now available in English. Celebrated writer and illustrator Kaoru Ono dazzles children with her illustrations as she opens their eyes to the wonderful world of sushi. Children will learn about the fish used for sushi, its history, and how to prepare it.

The demand for children�s books from around the world has never been greater.

Author Bio:

Kaoru Ono is a leading writer and illustrator of children's books in Japan. Her work includes Spring Breezes Huff and Puff, The Broken Egg, The Mouse's Bride, Playing with Shadows, The Story of the Bridge, and many, many others. She is a member of the Tokyo-based artists' group Shinseisaku Kyoukai and is active in designing public monuments. A graduate of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, she is an honorary professor of the Tokyo University of Art and Design.

Peter Howlett, born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan, is currently an EFL teacher at Hakodate La Salle Junior and Senior High Schools.

Richard McNamara, specializes in the poetry of Edmund Spenser and the psychology of stress, and is currently lecturing at Kyushu Lutheran College, Kumamoto.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Two large trays of sushi claim young Atsushi's attention during a family birthday celebration, and his interest prompts his father to take him on a fact-finding tour. That Sunday, they go to their local sushi shop, where the owner suggests that they accompany him to the bustling Tsukiji Fish Market. They see tuna from all over the world and learn how fish is cut and sliced with various tools. Atsushi also sees other types of fish for sale. When they return to the shop, Mr. Kaneko prepares some sushi. An illustration on this page identifies the parts of a tuna. On following spreads, other fish and ingredients commonly used for sushi are identified. The book concludes with recipes, with the need for adult help noted. Overall, the facts are clearly presented and supported by simple, cartoonlike color illustrations. A couple of them do seem a bit silly, e.g., human faces placed alongside drawings of flatfish and flounder. Also, the history of sushi breaks off rather abruptly. Nonetheless, this title offers an interesting glimpse into Japanese culture and a wealth of information on a popular aspect of Japanese cuisine.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804833462
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
02/15/2003
Edition description:
First Tuttle Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.78(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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