Thursday, April 25, 2013

Take Me Out to the Yakyu

Submitted by Ms. Sara!
Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon. Baseball is known as America’s pastime, but the young boy in Meshon’s story learns that it’s also extremely popular in Japan. He attends games in both countries with his American and Japanese grandfathers. Each two page spread presents an aspect of the experience of attending a game in both countries, with the American page on the left and the Japanese page on the right. The Japanese pages include baseball terms translated into Japanese. Readers will learn the Japanese words for baseball (yakyu), fastball (sokkyu), and many more. The pictures are colorful and bright - the American experiences are represented by the color blue, while the Japanese game is displayed in shades of red. Additional facts and Japanese terms are found at the end of the story, providing even more information to fascinate young readers. This is a great story for any baseball fan as the new season begins! See this book listed in our catalog

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