'One Book, One Osaka' comes to Chicago

March 31, 2011 2:10:36 PM PDT
Kindergarten students at Jonathan Burr Elementary read ''The Very Hungry Caterpillar'' in Japanese.

The magnet cluster school students, who are studying Japanese as their foreign languages, are reading the book by Eric Carl as part of the "One Book, One Osaka" project, which is based on Chicago's "One Book, One Chicago" program.

Chicago and Osaka, Japan, have a longstanding relationship.