Sumo Counting (Little Sumo) (Board book)
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.
"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
"I love how Japanese words, including sumo terms, are woven into the story of this cute counting board book."--Pragmatic Mom
"the illustrations are beyond cute"--Tiny Beans
"I’m a Japanese speaker and enjoyed the presentation of sumo culture in these creatively illustrated and thoughtfully written board books by Sanae Ishida. I even learned a few new words!"--The International Examiner