Mottainai Grandma | 怕浪费婆婆
Author / Illustrator: Mariko Shinju
Translated from: Japan
This picture book by Mariko Shinju is about a kindly grandmother who teaches her grandson the proper value of things. Mottainai Grandma saves everything. She believes everything has its use and no one should waste anything: paper, water, food, electricity.....
Do you know what the Japanese word "Mottainai" means? Japanese people have valued the spirit of "Mottainai", and it has been passed down from generations to generations. A book about being frugal with our resources, it aims to foster the values of conservation and responsibility in all aspects of life, for example: eating every last bit of rice, and turning the water off while brushing your teeth. It's a great message for children and an enjoyable story for the family!