Ahhhh, these books are too wonderful. At least half of them make me cry!
Rosemary Wells has captured many of the simple things that make moving to a new country a challenge for kids in school. In particular, kids moving from Japan to the USA.
Now, Jun is about as American as they come – though she still insists that babies “hatch!” Her vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds. But our family IS bi-lingual. Bi-cultural. We eat food from the US as well as Japan. We like to take rice-balls on picnics. We use chopsticks. Some of us read and write Japanese better than English.
Anyway, these are great books! Read and learn and maybe cry!