The Boy of the Three-Year Nap: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner (Paperback)

The Boy of the Three-Year Nap: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner By Dianne Snyder, Allen Say (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dianne Snyder, Allen Say (Illustrator)
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Description


A Caldecott Honor Book based on a Japanese folktale and highlighted by Allen Say's beautiful art.

Lazy Taro gets his comeuppance when his wise mother uses his trick to avoid work to her own advantage.

"The pictures, handsome in every respect, are done in Japanese style, and complement a well-crafted story." (Booklist; starred review)


About the Author


Dianne Snyder spent part of her childhood in Japan, where she heard many traditional folk stories and trickster tales— like "The Boy of the Three-Year Nap"—told by itinerant storytellers. She now lives in Virginia.



Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, and came to the United States when he was sixteen. His many treasured books for children include Tree of CranesAllison, and the Caldecott Medal–winning Grandfather's Journey. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Praise For…


"The pictures, handsome in every respect, are done in Japanese style, and complement a well-crafted story." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780395669570
ISBN-10: 039566957X
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: October 14th, 1993
Pages: 32
Language: English