... and she has all sorts of room to do it in. So many picture books use their white space so sparingly while this one goes to the other extreme and uses it glaringly. There's just too much of it in relation to the two or three lines of text per page. Soo Ling and her world are beautifully colored by the well known artist, but grotesquely drawn and not what his audience for earlier titles will expect of him. The story is simple and quite possible. What happens to the Chinese launderer when a laundromat moves in? Soo Ling suggests that her grandfather pack up his iron and move in with the machines, which is rather clever of the little girl, but somehow it never gets to be a very pressing story.