Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Yoko's Show-and-Tell by Rosemary Wells- OPTIONAL

Wells, Rosemary. Yoko's Show-and-Tell, 40 pages. Hyperion Book CH, 2011.  $15.99. PICTURE BOOK.  Content, G. “When Yoko receives an antique doll from her grandparents in Japan, she can’t wait to bring her to school.  Yoko’s mama says NO! in her Big No voice.  But Yoko so much wants to show Miki and tell her class about the Japanese holiday Girl’s Day… What could possibly go wrong?”  Like all kids, Yoko made a bad decision. Her mother says, “You have made a bad mistake, but I love you just as much as ever!” There are a lot of messages about consequences from poor decisions, as well as love and acceptance. This book could be used in a unit on honesty, obedience, consequences, and Japanese traditions.  EL (K-3).  OPTIONAL.  Reviewer:  SL.

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