for The Boy of the Three-Year Nap by Dianne Snyder and Allen Say
Beautifully rendered paintings show both Japanese tradition and contemporary innovation in visually representing the brief tale of a mother's years of efforts to reform the habits of her lazy son. The artist was born in Yokohama and the reteller also spent some of her childhood in Japan; both now live in the U.S.A. (Ages 5-9)
CCBC Choices 1988. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1988. Used with permission.
Taro, the son of a poor widow, is the laziest person in the village. When a rich merchant builds a mansion next door, Taro plots to marry the merchant's daughter, but Taro's mother has plans of her own. 1989 Caldecott Honor book. Grades K-3. 1988.
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