Search Results: "Hyewon Yum"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FUN BOOK OF SCARY STUFF by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Jenkins and Yum perfectly portray the anxiety and false bravado of this delightful cast of characters who ultimately find fun in the scary stuff. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With the help of his two dogs, a boy attempts to tackle his fears—both imagined and real. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOORAY PARADE by Barbara Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"Recommended only for those in desperate need of more interactive books for preschool children or for avid fans of the author. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Awkward verse rains on this homemade parade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIECE OF HOME by Jeri Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Immigrant children will relate to the head-spinning switch from ordinary to different, and their classmates might better understand the emotional impact of moving to a foreign land. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Moving from Korea to West Virginia, a young boy leaves the familiar behind. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS' LITTLE SISTER by Hyewon Yum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A spot-on look at sibling rivalry that will speak to multiples and singletons alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
New-big-sister dilemmas—times two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE ARE NO SCARY WOLVES by Hyewon Yum
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"This quirky, somewhat dark picture book cleverly projects the skewed perspective of a worrier; real things and imagined ones easily get mixed up, both on these pages and in the boy's mind. (Picture book. 2-6)"
After waiting and waiting for his distracted mother to take him to get his favorite Chinese noodles, a little boy decides he's big enough to walk his neighborhood alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS OUR HOUSE by Hyewon Yum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A lovely, unassuming paean to place and belonging. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An ode to a place called home, related by a young girl describing photos of a brick building and the memories her family made there through three generations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Yum has perfectly captured the emotional ups and downs of both parent and child in a visually expressive work that will shore up adults as they send their children off on that momentous day. (Picture book. 4-7, adult)"
Yum, known for using text and artwork to explore emotions (There Are No Scary Wolves, 2010, etc.), looks at the first day of school from two points of view—that of a little boy who is more than ready and a nervous mother not quite prepared to let him go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWINS' BLANKET by Hyewon Yum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Readers who have ever wondered what it's like to be a twin need look no further. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All children have "firsts," but twins have their own special ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST NIGHT by Hyewon Yum
by Hyewon Yum, illustrated by Hyewon Yum
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"With its striking compositions and hauntingly lovely endpapers, Yum's work is a somber reworking of a classic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this intimate wordless volume, a naughty little girl is sent to her room and soon falls fast asleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUDDLE by Hyewon Yum
by Hyewon Yum, illustrated by Hyewon Yum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Yum deftly ties moods, weather, parenting, and the power of art together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a child's mood is dampened by a rainy day, Mom comes to the rescue using her imagination, some crayons, and praiseworthy redirection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEDAY, NARWHAL by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"The tender, kind friendship outweighs the flaws. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A tiny narwhal dreams of seeing the world beyond her fishbowl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGEND OF THE ZODIAC RACE by Nicholas Yum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"A pleasant-enough introduction to a potent Chinese legend. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A retelling of the legend of the Chinese Zodiac features charming Asian illustrations, animations and music but is marred by instability. Read full book review >