SumoKitty

by Biedrzycki, David,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
A stray kitty gets a job in a sumo stable, chasing mice in exchange for food. But when eating like a sumo wrestler slows our feline hero down, he realizes he must train like a wrestler, too. Through hard work and perseverance--and with a little help from a big buddy--SumoKitty is born! A funny and heartwarming story inspired by the Japanese saying "Fall down seven times, stand up eight."
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A scraggly feline stray finds himself in the right place at the right time in this picture book by Biedrzycki (Groundhog's Runaway Shadow). He needs a steady meal source, and a sumo training quarters needs a mouse catcher--one of the star wrestlers, Kuma, is terrified of mice. When Kitty adopts the sumo eating regimen ("Each meal is a feast. Twice a day sumo wrestlers eat a big stew called chankonabe. It's made with everything I love") without the concomitant discipline (the mice "were all over the kitchen. And they were laughing at me"), Kitty is sent outside, "humbled." Kuma becomes a mentor ("The cat that does not cry catches the mouse"), and Kitty inspires Kuma to triumph against the wrestler's toughest opponent. Whether or not yoga and Zen gardens would be part of a traditional Japanese sumo wrestler's training, pencil and watercolor vignettes offer solid visual pacing, and the thoroughly contemporary pictures weave in nods to Japanese art traditions. Another nice touch: rather than using a glossary to define the text's sumo-related Japanese words, Biedrzycki defines them in discrete asides throughout; it feels intimate and personal, like having a simultaneous translator whispering in the reader's ear. Ages 3--7. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
Sumo -- Juvenile fiction.
Wrestling -- Juvenile fiction.
Perseverance (Ethics) -- Juvenile fiction.
Cats -- Fiction.
Sumo -- Fiction.
Wrestling -- Fiction.
Perseverance (Ethics) -- Fiction.
Publisher Watertown, MA :2019
Other Titles Sumo Kitty
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781580896825
1580896820
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