YOKO’S SHOW-AND-TELL by Rosemary Wells

YOKO’S SHOW-AND-TELL

From the "Yoko (Rosemary Wells)" series, volume 4
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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A kimono-clad doll named Miki is sent to Yoko by her grandmother in honor of the Japanese holiday, Girls’ Day. Yoko brings her new doll candy daily in anticipation of the holiday, and the excited kitten longs to share this special tradition with her classmates. Disaster strikes when Yoko brings the dainty doll to school against her mother’s wishes and a schoolbus scuffle damages it. Fortunately, a timely visit to “Dr. Kiroshura’s doll hospital” soon restores the beloved heirloom to its former beauty. A surprise, humorous conclusion provides a sly caveat to potential bullies. Wells’s beautifully detailed illustrations are resplendent with textures and patterns. Shimmering hues of gold and a palette of luminous colors complement the enchanting drawings. Their elegance in no way compromises their warmth; a grief-stricken Yoko with her face buried in her mother’s skirt says it all. The end pages contain descriptions of both Girls’ Day and Boys’ Day traditions. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: July 27th, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4231-1955-5
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2010




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