Mottainai Grandma is a Japanese original, written by Shinju Mariko in 2004. This book sold more than 400,000 copies in Japan. This book has been translated into chinese.
The book begins: "Mottainai Grandma is coming!" The super frugal Mottainai Grandma comes to visit her grandson. During her visit, she admonished her grandson for wasting rice. Not only did she finished up the leftover rice in his bowl, she attempted to lick the leftover rice from his face, leaving the little boy screaming for help!
"Don't waste water", she said, when she forbidded him from using more than one cup of water for brushing his teeth.
Through this book, Mottainai Grandma will teach us how to make the best use of dried orange skin, coloured pencils and crumpled scraps of paper. Despite all these, grandma clearly loves her little grandson.
Mottainai Grandma is a very cute character that will leave an impression on your child. Let your child laugh while learning from Mottainai Grandma how not to be wasteful. It has colourful illustration that your kid will love. This book is really funny. A great read, with a comical twist.
This book is in hard cover. Simplified chinese. For reading to your child, this book is suitable for children from 3 up. For self read, it may suit children of 6 and above.
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