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Take Me Out to the Yakyu

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;B andgt;Join one little boy and his family for two ballgamesand#8212;on opposite sides of the world!andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;You may know that baseball is the Great American Pastime, but did you know that it is 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 its rich, varying cultural traditions. This debut picture book from Aaron Meshon is a home runand#8212;donand#8217;t be surprised if the vivid illustrations and energetic text leave you shouting, and#8220;LETand#8217;S PLAY YAKYU!and#8221;

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"Debut illustrator Meshon's comparison of American and Japanese baseball is a skillful double play, entertaining (and educating) young baseball fans while affirming the growing number of children who live between two countries and two cultures. Flat, naïf acrylics and simple words report the boy narrator's parallel experiences: 'In America, Pop Pop gets me a giant foam hand. In Japan, Ji Ji gets me a giant plastic horn. In America, Pop Pop also gets us hot dogs and peanuts.... In Japan, Ji Ji also gets us soba noodles and edamame.' The artwork provides more information (two paper tickets lie on the American food tray, while Ji Ji's cellphone displays electronic tickets). Meshon's spreads make it clear that though material circumstances may differ, human emotions are just the same. 'Are we there yet?' shouts a speech balloon spouting out of the boy's station wagon in the American stadium's parking lot. 'Yes, we are!' comes the answer from the bus-train arriving at its Japanese counterpart. Making a book that's equal parts affection and edification isn't easy; Meshon's record is one for one. Ages 2 — 6." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Aaron Meshon is an illustrator and designer for magazines and products around the world. When not drawing, Aaron likes to watch baseball, visit his second home in Japan, and take extra-long baths. Aaron lives with his wife and their French bulldog, Chubu, in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442441774
Author:
Meshon, Aaron
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Baseball
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt (spcl fx: none)+int.; reflective
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.5 x 10.25 in
Age Level:
from 2 up to 6

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Product details 40 pages Atheneum Books for Young Readers - English 9781442441774 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Debut illustrator Meshon's comparison of American and Japanese baseball is a skillful double play, entertaining (and educating) young baseball fans while affirming the growing number of children who live between two countries and two cultures. Flat, naïf acrylics and simple words report the boy narrator's parallel experiences: 'In America, Pop Pop gets me a giant foam hand. In Japan, Ji Ji gets me a giant plastic horn. In America, Pop Pop also gets us hot dogs and peanuts.... In Japan, Ji Ji also gets us soba noodles and edamame.' The artwork provides more information (two paper tickets lie on the American food tray, while Ji Ji's cellphone displays electronic tickets). Meshon's spreads make it clear that though material circumstances may differ, human emotions are just the same. 'Are we there yet?' shouts a speech balloon spouting out of the boy's station wagon in the American stadium's parking lot. 'Yes, we are!' comes the answer from the bus-train arriving at its Japanese counterpart. Making a book that's equal parts affection and edification isn't easy; Meshon's record is one for one. Ages 2 — 6." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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