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.

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 so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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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.

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