Sumo Opposites (Little Sumo) (Board book)

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Sumo Opposites (Little Sumo) (Board book)


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Perfect for early learning, this fun board book in the Little Sumo series, from the creator of the Little Kunoichi series, features sumo wrestlers that introduce children to the concept of opposites, and shares elements of Japanese culture that will enrich readers of all ages.

Take a peek into the lives of sumo wrestlers in this adorable book about opposites! Simple, charming scenes with sumo wrestlers help young readers learn the concept of opposites, like awake and asleep, and up and down. The Japanese word that corresponds to the English word for each opposite is included.
SANAE ISHIDA writes, sews, draws, and takes photos almost every day. She lives with her husband and daughter in Seattle. She is the author of the sewing books Sewing Love, Sewing Happiness, and Animal Friends to Sew, as well as the Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl picture book series, and Little Sumo, a board book series. Both she and her daughter have too many handmade clothes. Find out more about her work at
Product Details ISBN: 9781632173430
ISBN-10: 1632173433
Publisher: Little Bigfoot
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Pages: 22
Language: English
Series: Little Sumo
"Baby sumo wrestlers introduce the concept of opposites in this bilingual Japanese board book. I am learning Japanese through Duolingo and I found this very helpful as I don’t know all these words."--Pragmatic Mom

"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

"These bright books teaching about opposites, colors, and shapes are filled with humorous pictures, and are that perfect amount of cheeky. Just lovely."--Asian Lit for Kids