Aug 17, 2013

The Long, Long Line

The Long, Long Line (CAN, JP, US, INT)

Written and illustrated by: Tomoko Ohmura

Published by: Owlkids Books

Published on: August 13, 2013

Ages: 2+

Summer evenings in Japan mean street vendors (yatais). How do you figure out which one to go to? I use the safe method of checking out which one has the longest line and joining that! I've never been wrong yet, even if it means trying out some things I normally wouldn't, like tuna ramen.

This book features adorable animals lining up- but for what we don't know until the end! They start off small and polite and then the animals gradually get bigger and bigger. My kids loved the porcupine and the poor armadillo being stunk out by the skunk!

Bright colours, backwards numbers (so fun counting down to 1!)  and a surprise ending make this a great book for toddlers and early readers alike. No wonder this has been translated to so many languages!

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