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“Domo in the World” by Kate T. Williamson, photos by Iain Browne
(Age 3 and up). Domo-kun can now be enjoyed in picture book form, thanks to this new collection of photos and corresponding haikus concerning everyone’s favorite fuzzy brown Japanese monster. Follow Domo as he goes to school, enjoys playing outside, eats, celebrates various holidays, and eats some more. Plus, you’ll get to read some hilarious haikus (thereby educating yourself and any young readers you might share this book with on the famous form of Japanese poetry). So enjoy “Domo in the World,” which might well inspire you to undertake some adventures (or mischievous hijinks) of your own.
I love Domo-kun (though not as much as a former boss of mine did—the cabinets in her office were lined with various adorable Domo-kun dolls), so it was really fun to discover a book about him. I also love haikus, and I’m glad that this particular book shows how funny they can be. (Even if you’re not a fan of beautiful or thought-provoking nature-themed haikus, amusing ones inspired by a furry, sharp-toothed creature and his shenanigans might prove entertaining). I only hope that this is the first of many contributions to the world of literature by the distinguished Domo-kun…-san. (4 out of 5 stars).
- Board book: 32 pages
- Publisher: Abrams Image; Brdbk edition (September 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0810998157
- ISBN-13: 978-0810998155 (Source of Publication Data: Amazon.com)
23.03.2011 - 14 weeks (Wow this is nearly half of the way to meeting my baby!)
Anyway, so I really haven’t bought anything for the baby like many who know me would have expected! Nope, nothing. Not even clothes or anything else in gender neutral colours.
But in true Chrissy fashion, I got it books today.
I was finishing up Norwegian Wood by Murakami, which I’d been unable to do for awhile because of the insane nausea everytime I’m in the tram and also, maybe it was all in the mind, but I felt dizzy reading finer print. Anyway, the appetite has come back with a bang now and I thought of ordering more Haruki Murakami books - he’s an amazing writer and I haven’t a clue as to why I don’t have all his books already.
So I went online and ordered two for myself and three board books for baby.=)
I’ve told myself not to force the habit in the future though. I know a lot of people don’t read simply because it was forced on them when they were younger. I was the complete opposite. My mother never liked me spending my time reading instead of helping her with the chores. It was always, “COME AND HELP ME!”, and I’d yell, “ONE MORE CHAPTER!”, “ONE MORE PARAGRAPH!”, “LAST LINE!”
Poor Mummy. Luckily I ended up being a clean, neat freak like her as well. Can’t wait for her reaction when I tell her what my first purchase for the baby was.
I’m building Harry’s Christmas and 1st Birthday “wish lists” on Amazon so I don’t forget anything I want to get him/ I have something prepard for the family who want suggestions. It’s mostly classic toys (see & say, push toys, jumbo crayons, bead maze, etc.). But the boy LOVES books. I need suggestions.
your favorite your kids favorite board books? Holiday books?