by Kazuo Iwamura (Author), Eric Carle (Illustrator)
PreSchool-This lively and rhythmic, bilingual picture book is told in dialogue, with rebus-like symbols used to identify speakers. It details an energetic romp with a dog, cat, rooster, goat, rabbit, and a child, all of whom become friends. Carle's familiar collage technique is employed in the book's first half, while Iwamura's gentle watercolor illustrations, combined with the Japanese text, make up the second half. The two texts are divided by a gatefold that includes the music and lyrics to the song "Where Are You Going? To See My Friend!" in English and Japanese. An irresistible, spirited ode to friendship.
Ages 2-6; 40 pages, Hardback