ISBN 9781580896825 – CHARLESBRIDGE CHILDREN – RANDOM HOUSE US Hardback 48 pp – Oct 2019
David Biedrzycki isn’t big enough to do sumo, but he did join the US Sumo Federation while working on this book. David is the author and illustrator of Groundhog’s Runaway Shadow, as well as the Breaking News series, the Me and My Dragon series, and the Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective series. He has also illustrated many picture books, including The Beetle Alphabet Book and Dory Story.
A stray kitty gets a job in a sumo stable, chasing mice in exchange for food. But when eating like a sumo wrestler slows our feline hero down, he realizes he must train like a wrestler, too. Through hard work and perseverance–and with a little help from a big buddy–SumoKitty is born! A funny and heartwarming story inspired by the Japanese saying “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”