This excerpt is from the blog of Holly Thompson, a writing teacher and resident of Japan, and Regional Advisor of the Tokyo chapter of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators.
You can read more about Holly's experience HERE, and type in "Yuko-chan."
"I recently spent five days in Popea Village in Cambodia, visiting Sovann Phon, cofounder with Kamakura friend Heather Willson, of the Butterfly School, offering free after-school English lessons to children who regularly attend public school. I joined Sovann in the classroom and observed life on the three-generation family compound where the school is situated.
I took books donated by PaperTigers.org and one lesson I taught was based on the book Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll by Sunny Seki."
"Not only were they wonderful stories with charming illustrations, but they were also a great way to expose Hayden to his Japanese heritage. He is giving his first, ever, book report on THE TALE OF THE LUCKY CAT."