Honda

The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars

"Weston presents Honda as a perfectionist, an innovator in his field and a model corporate leader, who encouraged his workers, listened to them and treated them well. A worthwhile introduction to a neglected subject."
--Kirkus Reviews

"This picture-book biography follows the life of Soichiro Honda, born in 1906, from his beginnings as a boy working in his father's smith shop to his international success as a manufacturer. Yamasaki's creative composition makes the pictures interesting and dynamic. There has been very little published about Honda for children. This story takes a step toward filling that gap."
--School Library Journal

"Honda is neatly portrayed as someone who was smart enough both to stay in touch with his employees...and take early retirement. Though a demanding boss, Honda was not so much a driven, Olympian business leader, but rather a human being who found his bliss early on and stuck with it through thick and thin."
--Booklist

The life story of Soichiro Honda, pioneering Japanese businessman and innovative motorcycle and car manufacturer.

School Grade Level: 1-6