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“Review at: http://booksinthespotlight.blogspot.com/2013/01/challenged-children-reads.html”Cullengirl l wrote this review Sunday, March 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Hiroshima, No Pika follows the haunting story of a Japanese family fleeing their city on the morning the bomb drops and painfully illustrates the devastating cost of war to a family and their community.”Advanced Children's and Young Adult Literature wrote this review Tuesday, July 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The illustrations in this book are amazing. The author handles this tough subject in a clear concise manner that would be appealing to kids. ”Lottie Jane wrote this review Tuesday, January 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
This is a tragic, nightmare-ish description of what happened when the U.S. dropped "little boy" the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. It vividly tells the story of the big flash of the bomb and how it destroyed many lives. Many died, Fire destroyed everything, Sickness raged from radiation, lives were forever changed by the atomic bomb.
Uses in the classroom:
-Connect to when studying World War II
Link to other books:
Attack on Pearl Harbor- Shelley Tanaka
"Then it happened. A sudden, terrible light flashed all around. The light was bright orange- then white, like thousands of lightning bolts all striking at once. Violent shock waves followed, and buildings trembled and began to collapse."”
“The story of the bombing of Hiroshima and a family who survives.”Kyle K wrote this review Friday, September 18, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is a minimally fictionalized account of what happened to a woman, her husband and their daughter during the bombing of Hiroshima, and for a short time afterwards.
The book consists of writing plus drawings. Whether a person likes the drawings or not is a matter of personal opinion, of course, but they do tend to dramatize rather strongly the horrors of what happened.
An interesting book.”
“I thought this was a wonderful book that deals with a very deep topic. Most of the world studies WWII from the perspective of the 'winners' rather than the 'losers.' Showing the story of Hiroshima from a child's point of view cuts out any political or national views, and simply shows what happened, and how it affected the people living there.
“Hiroshima No Pika is a powerful book for children of any age. The text and especially the paintings describe the aftermath of the nuclear bomb exploded in Hiroshima. It is not for the faint of heart, but it carries a powerful story.”sthurner wrote this review Tuesday, March 27, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No