Beato Goes To JapanFest
9/21/2019 10:00 AM
Get Ready to Travel to Japan - Olympics 2020! Learn about Japanese culture & sports through Beato, the traveling cat.
Japan Fest is the largest celebration of all things Japanese in Atlanta! There will be hundreds of food vendors, exhibitors, performers & activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Find us both days at booth E21 from 10am-5pm
Beato Goes To Japan story time with author Sucheta Rawal.
Come grab a copy of Beato Goes To children's book that teach kids about diversity, culture & travel. In Japan, Beato teaches kids about why it is important to learn from elders and teachers in a fun and exciting way. His travel guide, a girl named Kazumi (an actual Delta employee from Japan living in Atlanta), takes Beato to watch sumo wrestlers, learn calligraphy, sleep in a capsule hotel, and much more!
'Beato Goes To' books are based on real characters & places.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Author Sucheta Rawal is an Atlanta-based food and travel writer who has been to 90 countries. She writes for CNN, Travel+Leisure, Creative Loafing Atlanta & The Huffington Post. She also founded the nonprofit organization Go Eat Give that promotes cultural awareness through travel & food. Sucheta was named "40 Under 40" by Georgia Trend & Georgia State University & nominated for Georgia Author of the Year 2018 in children's books category.
GET THE BOOKS
Beato Goes To Greenland, Israel, Indonesia, Brazil & Japan will be available for purchase for $14.95+tax.
Download augmented reality & 3D App from iTunes & GooglePlay to make your book come alive! Search for 'Beato Goes To Greenland' in the app store.
$10 in advance ・ $12 at the door・Children 6 and under are free
Sep 21, 2019 at 10 AM – Sep 22 at 9 PM UTC+02
Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097
Wouldn’t it be great to walk in to first day of school & already know some fun facts about each other’s cultural backgrounds, rather than make fun of head coverings or spicy lunch boxes?
How do you teach kids about different cultures, food, festivals & religions in this growing multicultural environment?
Having traveled to & written about 85+ countries, I realized that people (esp kids) everywhere are the same, once we look past our differences in skin tones & nationalities. It is our duty, as adults, to expose young minds to not only accept, but cherish, our differences, so they grow up to be compassionate world citizens.
Even if you don't have the time or energy to travel abroad, eat at ethnic restaurants, or attend international festivals, you can read Beato Goes To
children's picture books at bedtime and start the conversation. Who doesn't love stories of a traveling cat, right?
Hope you had a wonderful summer & welcome back to a diverse classroom!
"In Beato Goes to Japan, children and adults alike can follow Beato’s epic adventures through a fascinating country. Travel along with Beato as he explores the bustling city of Tokyo, tries Japan's culinary delicacies, basks in the beauty of Japan's famous cherry blossom flowers (called sakura in Japanese), goes on a scuba diving adventure with manta rays in the blue waters of Okinawa island, learns the ancient art of Japanese calligraphy, and visits peaceful, centuries-old temples.
I presented this book to my elementary school students in Japan, and I’m glad they'll be able to enjoy Beato’s curious, friendly personality! Not only is it fun to read, the eye-popping illustrations capture the reader's attention and bring the story to life. I would highly recommend the Beato series to readers of all ages.
Beato is one cool cat, and I enjoyed learning about his travels around the world in this wonderful series!" ~ Monica, elementary school teacher
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