Search Results: "Yoshiko Uchida"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BRACELET by Yoshiko Uchida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The carefully researched watercolors, with their irregular edges, are like old pictures ripped from an album. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Emi, a young Japanese-American whose family leaves Berkeley to be interned at the beginning of WW II, receives a bracelet as a parting gift from her best friend, but it's lost on the first day at the camp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISE OLD WOMAN by Yoshiko Uchida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A wonderful way to explain respect for the elderly. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
In medieval Japan a young farmer lives with his old mother in a village ruled by a cruel young lord who has decreed that all the villagers who reach the age of 70 must be taken into the mountains and left to die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC PURSE by Yoshiko Uchida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Narahashi's art, recalling traditional brush painting, is alive with dramatic blacks, soft blues, and glowing sunset colors. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
A Japanese folktale about a poor young farmer who promises a mysterious girl that he will deliver a message to her parents in the fearsome Red Swamp, from which no man returns alive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DADIMA WEARS A SARI by Kashmira Sheth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Includes a personal note from the author detailing her own memories and associations with saris as well as photographs and instructions on how to wrap one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rupa's grandmother wears beautiful saris every day, and Rupa wants to know if she ever gets tired of them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM TAMA, LUCKY CAT by Wendy Henrichs
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Superficially attractive but ultimately misses the mark. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
This quiet retelling of a popular legend will have limited appeal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONA AND THE WEDDING GAME by Kashmira Sheth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Everyone will want to attend this wedding. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Who would have thought that the bride's younger sister must steal the groom's shoes at an Indian wedding ceremony? Not Sona. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD LION AND THE LITTLE RABBIT by Keiko Kaichi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Appealing, emotionally resonant illustrations lift up a less-than-polished text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An aging lion and a young rabbit cultivate a lasting friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIMI & PIGGY’S ADVENTURE IN VENICE by Chisato Tashiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Complete with a map and a list of sights, this is part guidebook, part encouraging advice book for future independent adventurers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Tiny stuffed-animal besties Mimi and Piggy take a long-awaited voyage to Venice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSS & BOOTS by Ayano Imai
by Ayano Imai, illustrated by Ayano Imai, translated by Sayako Uchida, adapted by Kate Westerlund
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Friendship trumps greed in this satisfying tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A resourceful feline comes to the aid of a shoemaker. Read full book review >