You may know that baseball is the Great American Pastime, but did you know that it is also a beloved sport in Japan? Come along with one little boy and his grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, as he learns about baseball and its rich, varying cultural traditions. This debut picture book from Aaron Meshon is a home run—don’t be surprised if the vivid illustrations and energetic text leave you shouting, “LET’S PLAY YAKYU!”
The illustrations aren’t great but the story was interesting. I learned a few things about baseball in Japan.
Aaron Meshon illustrates and designs for editorial, advertising, products, and books around the world. He’s the author and illustrator of the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor winning <i>Take Me Out to the Yakyu</i>, as well as <i>Tools Rule! </i>and <i>The Best Days are Dog Days</i>. Aaron lives with his wife, their child, and their French bulldog, Chubu, in Brooklyn, New York.