Search Results: "Yumi Heo"


BOOK REVIEW

TEN DAYS AND NINE NIGHTS by Yumi  Heo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2009

"Unfortunately, this visually pleasing offering still misses its mark. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In gorgeous folk-art-style oil-and-pencil illustrations, Korean-born Heo translates the oft-weighty anticipation of an overseas adoption into a young Asian-American girl's literal countdown to the arrival of her little sister. Read full book review >

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FATHER'S RUBBER SHOES by Yumi  Heo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Hope and promise join with longing in a heartfelt book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ache of homesickness is shot through Heo's story of the travails that wait upon the emigrant's experience. Read full book review >

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LADY HAHN AND HER SEVEN FRIENDS by Yumi  Heo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Delicate but strong imagery and a lighthearted touch with pattern and placement make the art of sewing and good cooperation quite enough to make a story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A Korean story from the late 19th century is the basis for this irresistible teaching tale about cooperation, respect for tools and sewing. Read full book review >

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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT by Yumi Heo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"A well-designed and -executed outing, this interactive adventure is a trip little ones will want to take again and again. (Board book. 2-4)"
This rhyming, lift-the-flap title teaches little ones the meanings of various road signs and signals. Read full book review >

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ONE SUNDAY MORNING by Yumi  Heo
Released: March 1, 1999

"Simple sound-effect words, such as the 'whooshing' of bicycles and 'cha cha chat' of monkeys, are interspersed throughout, and will prompt noisy give-and-take with children as Minho's day out unfolds. (Picture book. 3-5)"
PLB 0-531-33156-3 Any preschooler who has shed a tear upon being awakened from a too-pleasant dream will relish Heo's companion book to One Afternoon (1994). Read full book review >

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ONE AFTERNOON by Yumi  Heo
by Yumi Heo, illustrated by Yumi Heo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"City racket made fun. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
This detailed rendering of the sounds of an ordinary day in New York City will keep readers poring over these pages, drawn to resemble a child's collage. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN FROGS by Yumi  Heo
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

From a Korean folktale, the story of two frogs who always do the opposite of what their mother tells them. Read full book review >

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FLABBERSMASHED ABOUT YOU by Rachel Vail
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"As the future of Katie and Jennifer's friendship remains unknown, this is for readers who are confronting loss or shifts in friendship. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The third Katie Honors entry (Sometimes I'm Bombaloo, 2002; Jibberwillies at Night, 2008) again traverses critical emotional territory, though the visual and textual quality don't match the topic's importance. Read full book review >

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JIBBERWILLIES AT NIGHT by Rachel Vail
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"With its clever resolution and understanding tone, this vibrant tale is a terrific antidote to things that go bump in the night. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This lively tale offers an ingenious solution to conquering children's nighttime fears. Read full book review >

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SOMETIMES I’M BOMBALOO by Rachel Vail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"An honest and understanding appraisal of tantrums from the child's perspective. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A keen-eyed view on the evolution and eruption of a child's tantrum and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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SMILE, LILY! by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"One especially amusing picture shows an enormous crying Lily surrounded by tiny worried adults, beautifully illustrating that babies truly are the center of their universe. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Readers from young children to grandparents will appreciate the frustration felt by Lily's family in Fleming's lyrical journey into what makes a baby tick. Read full book review >

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HEY MR. CHOO-CHOO, WHERE ARE YOU GOING? by Susan Wickberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Children will happily clap along to the steady (but never monotonous) beat, and younger trainiacs will clamor for repeat ride-ride-rides. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In an author's debut made to be chanted aloud, variants on the title question draw responses from a locomotive chugging its way along: "I'm puff-puff-puffin' / In my smoke-smoke-stack. / Bells are clang-clang-clangin'. / I'm on the good track!" Read full book review >