Illustrator: Rosemary Wells
“Yoko’s mother spread steamed rice on a bamboo mat. She rolled up a secret treasure inside each piece.” Yoko brings in sushi for her school lunch, but her classmates tease her because of the raw fish and green seaweed, “Yuck-o-rama!” In response to Yoko’s devastation, her teacher organises an International Food Day. The students bring in a special dish from their own cultural background to share.
These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies book to book. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
Hyperion Books: Story Time Event and Activity Kit
iGrow Readers: Lesson Plan
Reading is Fundamental: Support Materials
Reading Rockets: Biography and video interview with Rosemary Wells
Japan Times: Yoko and author’s other furry friends help kids cope with childhood challenges
Centre for the Collaborative Classroom: Interview with Rosemary Wells
The Japan Society: Resource Pack for Primary Schools
Rosemary Wells Official Website
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