Perfect for early learning, this fun board book in the Little Sumo series, from the creator of the Little Kunoichi series, features sumo wrestlers that introduce children to counting and shares elements of Japanese culture that will enrich readers of all ages.
Take a peek into the lives of sumo wrestlers in this adorable counting book! Simple, charming scenes within the sumo stable let young readers practice numbers from one to ten, fifty, and one hundred, while they learn how sumo wrestlers do chores, practice, sleep, bathe, and eat together. Each page features a Japanese word related to sumo culture, as well as the number in English and Japanese.
"Roly-poly mini-wrestlers going about their day make for a sweet introduction to Japanese culture and language."--School Library Journal
"Textured illustrations of charming young Japanese sumo wrestlers are the highlight of this appealing board book… communicate(s) a remarkable amount about Japanese sumo culture in these colorful vignette"--Kirkus Reviews
"the illustrations are beyond cute"--Tiny Beans