Synopses & Reviews
In this tale set in Old Japan, a lively little woman who loves to laugh pursues her runaway dumpling-and must outwit the wicked three-eyed oni when she lands in their clutches.
In this Caldecott Medal-winning tale set in Old Japan, a lively little woman who loves to laugh pursues her runaway dumpling--and must outwit the wicked three-eyed oni when she lands in their clutches.
"The pictures are in perfect harmony with the humorous mood of the story. . . . It's all done with a commendable amount of taste, imagination, and style."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"A beautifully convincing tale."--The New York Times Book Review
"Using elements of traditional Japanese art, the illustrator has made marvelously imaginative pictures."--The Horn Book
"Lent's pictures are a lively blend of finely detailed, delicate drawings and rip-roaring good humor."--The Boston Globe
"A good read-aloud with lots of suspense."--Learning
ALA Notable Children's Book
Child Study Association Book of the Year
The Horn Book Fanfare