By A Wrung Sponge

My boys love reading this biography over and over. . . . The story of how Honda spent his life developing automobiles and motorcycles is inspiring and exciting to them. The text is clear and direct, with a nice balance of straightforward fact and description. There is a surprising amount of information about Japanese history and culture embedded in the story of the development of the auto industry. The illustrations are beautiful, colorful paintings that show the detail and the complexity of Honda’s life work. My boys enjoy studying the illustrations very carefully and have made numerous observations about the engines and tools as well as the exciting driving and racing scenes. Any child with an interest in automobiles or motorcycles will enjoy this book. It is fascinating to read of how the industry developed and came to import in America as well. If you have a motorcycle lover in your circles this is a great pick. —A Wrung Sponge