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Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa
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Oct 19, 11

bookshelves: 1-asian-pacific-islander, mc-literature
Read in October, 2011

Ojisan watches the colorful rice festival from his spot in his cottage high above the sea. He feels an earthquake and sees an approaching tsunami. He decides to set his rice fields on fire to warn everyone.

The illustrations are a type of paper collage.

In support of this text, a tsunami video from youtube or United Streaming would be appropriate.

It is appropriate for students age K-3. It has a Lexile of 620.
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Elizabeth I really loved the artwork in this book. The dimension and feeling that the different papers and fibers provide is amazing. This was the read-aloud book I read to multiple classes one day when I was a sub, shortly before the tsunami hit Japan. I did find that I had to explain the part where the water runs away from the land, as the younger children didn't understand that. It was a good book for the Monarch Award List.


message 2: by 529_Gary (new)

529_Gary I like this book because it is about an actual event. The illustrations are different but the story is good.


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