By Allen Say.
The Kamishibai Man used to ride his bicycle into town where he would tell stories to the children and sell them candy, but gradually, fewer and fewer children came running at the sound of his clappers. They were all watching their new televisions instead.
Finally, the Kamishibai Man and his wife make what seems to be one last batch of candy, and he pedals into town to tell one more story - his own.
Using two very different yet remarkable styles of art, Allen Say tells a tale within a tale, transporting readers seamlessly to the Japan of his memories. Ages: 5-8 years. Hardbound: 32 pp.
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