Reviewed by Ryan G. (age 10)
This is a non fiction book. Lori Erickson is telling how Japan and United States helped each other in time of need. Read the book to find out how Japan and Iowa keep their friendship alive.
I like this book because this is a true story. Richard Thomas is helping people from Yamanasi after they had two typhoons. Reading this made me feel proud because I am from Iowa just like Richard Thomas.
My favorite part was when the people of Yamanasi helped us out after we had a flood in 1993. This told me that the people of Yamanasi really appreciated our help and were really our friends.
When I read this book, I was reminded that we all need help at one time or another. It makes me want to help others who need it.
I recommend this book to people who like true and stories about different countries. I think people from Iowa or Yamanasi would like reading about themselves. I did. It made me proud to be an Iowan.