"Of interest especially for its handsome woodcuts of the village scene, including a detailed depiction of men and boys of all ages chatting as they go through the bath's routine. Fine ``multicultural'' material. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With text appearing in Japanese and English, a simple story about a little boy who is worried that his widowed grandfather is lonely—until he goes with him to a public bath and realizes how many friends Grandpa has.
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