Books by Tjong Khing

THE BIG FISH by Klaus Kordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"An international group of children parading across the endpapers makes a fetching invitation to this well-meaning, attractively turned-out book, but the color stereotyping in the story is a serious flaw. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When the stranded fish that a couple has rescued offers to grant a wish, they ask for a child—but then reject the fish's first two offerings: ``That girl is completely black...That boy is entirely brown, and we are white.'' After the couple spurns two more orphans because ``they are all yellow,'' the fish leaves them in disgust. Read full book review >