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Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa
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Jan 04, 10

Read in January, 2010

This is a beautiful children's picture book! It tells the story of rice farmers in a seaside village. The oldest and wealthiest man of the village lives up the hill. He decides not to go down to join the others on the day of the rice harvest celebration. He feels a small earthquake, and from his vantage point up the hill he sees the sea run away! Being an old and wise one, he knows what that means. But how can he warn all the other villagers?

The pictures in this book are extraordinary! All geometrical with a huge variety of rich textures. It looks like a high-class collage. Read this with your kids, and enjoy the illustrations.

Our library doesn't yet own this book, which has been considered as a possible Caldecott winner for 2009. They had to borrow it from Glendale for me! I have requested that we acquire it, and hope you can find it in your own libraries.
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