|Author/Contributor(s):||Snyder, Dianne ; Say, Allen|
A Caldecott Honor Book based on a Japanese folktale and highlighted by Allen Say's beautiful art.
Lazy Taro gets his comeuppance when his wise mother uses his trick to avoid work to her own advantage.
The pictures, handsome in every respect, are done in Japanese style, and complement a well-crafted story. (Booklist; starred review)