Book Reading Challenge: No: 27

Yoon and the Christmas Mitten”   

by Helen Recorvits and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

When I first saw this book in the library I immediately thought of my new online friend, I had come to know earlier this year, through a fansite.  The beautiful large watercolour illustrations by Gabi on every page sometimes stretching across two pages, reminded me of the paintings my friend had shown me in her online gallery/website. 

Yoon new to America helps her Korean family adjust to their new life, when her teacher hands her a book about Santa Claus.  No matter how hard she tries, her parents insist that they are not a Christmas family.  As Yoon learns more about this festive occasion so to does her need to fit in. I will leave you to discover how she and her parents discover the magic of Christmas.

A sweet, touching story for 4 – 8 year olds it certainly opens the way for teachers and parents to discuss with children how holidays and traditions are celebrated in other countries.

http://www.theresabook.com/read-to-me-picture-book-reading-challenge/

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About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young.
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2 Responses to Book Reading Challenge: No: 27

  1. Patricia says:

    Sounds like a beautiful multicultrual book that would help children understand other religious/spiritual traditions. I can tell that the illustrations are really lovely. You have been reviewing some very good books lately, and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading every post.

  2. Thankyou Pat. You are making me blush…
    Actually you have given me a great idea! I will investigate and endeavour to steer some of my future book reviews on Christmas and other festivities celebrated around the world.
    Thankyou.

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