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Sumo Colors (Little Sumo)

Sumo Colors (Little Sumo)

Current price: $9.99
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Little Bigfoot
The MIT Press Bookstore
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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 adorable sumo wrestlers that introduce children to colors 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 colors! Simple, charming scenes with sumo wrestlers help young readers learn different colors, such as red, orange, blue, and black.  The Japanese word that corresponds to the English word for each color is included.

About the Author

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

Praise for Sumo Colors (Little Sumo)

★ "A treat for the eye and an early primer on Japanese vocabulary. Recommended for all collections."--School Library Journal, Starred

"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

"Kids will love it and parents as well as there are so many things to be found in the pictures. There is plenty to talk about, to point at, to learn."--Twirling Book Princess

"These adorable board books introduce babies to colors and shapes, as seen in the world of sumo!. . . Too cute for words!"--Youth Services Book Review