Big PB Planet applause for Tsunami by Kimiko Kajikawa, illustrated by Ed Young (Philomel Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, 2009). On the day of the rice harvest festival, Ojiisan, the wise old rice farmer, doesn't want to go down to the village and join the celebration. Unnerved by a strange feeling that something isn't right, he simply watches from his balcony high up on the mountain--and it is there he spots the monster wave. How can Ojiisan warn the villagers of the danger in time? Brought to life with Ed Young's amazing collage art, it's a riveting tale of the awesome power of nature, but also, the power of the selfless act. Zoom on over to your local bookstore and bring a copy back to your home planet today.