"On Saturday mornings, Sumo Joe is a gentle big brother to his little sister. But on Saturday afternoons, he and his friends are sumo wrestlers! They tie on makeshift mawashi belts, practice drills like teppo, and compete in their homemade dohyo ring. They even observe sumo’s ultimate rule: no girls allowed! But when Sumo Joe’s little sister wants to join in the fun, Sumo Joe is torn between the two things he’s best at—sumo, and being a big brother.
Fists, feet, and martial art forms collide in this sweet yet spirited rhyming story by author Mia Wenjen and illustrator Nat Iwata."
A charming story for our young sumo fans or for those you want to introduce to sumo at a very young age. The story introduces several common sumo terms and includes a descriptive glossary in the last few pages.
Reading Level: Grades K - 3. Awarded Best Children's Book of the Year by Bank Street College of Education.
This English language hardcover has 40 pages. It was published June 11, 2019. It is 9.6" high by 9.8" wide.