Dimensions: 32 pages, 9.5 × 9.5 × 0.5 in
Published: April 8, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1423165128
ISBN - 13: 9781423165125
About the Book
Yoko and her mother are on their way to Japan! But when Yoko gets lost in the airport, she uses her sign-reading skills to find her way back to her Mama. Full color.
From the Publisher
Yoko and her mama are going on a trip to Japan! Yoko helps Mama get to and through the airport by reading signs along the way. By the time they get to their gate, Mama is exhausted. While Mama naps, Yoko goes to the washroom. But "Oh, no!" Yoko takes the wrong exit and finds herself in a completely different part of the terminal. Before she knows it, Yoko is on the moving walkway, zipping toward Baggage Claim. Will she be able to follow the signs back to her mama?
With her flair for sly humor, Rosemary Wells defuses an anxious situation by keeping Yoko cool and confident, unlike poor Mama! Readers will enjoy reading the signs along with Yoko in this happy-ending story about navigating a very big but very friendly airport.
About the Author
Rosemary Wells (www.rosemarywells.com) is the award-winning author of numerous books, includingCarry Me!;My Kindergarten; theNew York Timesbest-sellingEmily''s First 100 Days of School; and several other stories about the character in this book:Yoko;Yoko''s Paper Cranes;Yoko''s Show-and-Tell;Yoko Learns to Read; andYoko Writes Her Name, whichBooklistcalled "meaningful and delightful in equal measure" in a starred review. She has become a household name in children''s books, primarily due to her beloved Max and Ruby books, which inspired an animated series on PBS. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
As other Yoko books have done, this appealing title uses an everyday occurrence to teach a fundamental concept-in this case, reading signs. Yoko and her mama (and Yoko''s doll, Miki) are traveling to Japan. At the airport Yoko and her mother are separated, and each uses the abundant signs to find her way back to gate 54 in time for their flight. The pages are carefully composed to tell the straightforward story, with simple text at the bottom; Wells'' colorful watercolors, embellished with spots of metallic gold, occupying the center; and a series of pictographic signs along the top. For instance, when Yoko heads to the restroom to wash her hands, the reader sees recognizable symbols for women''s and men''s rooms, complete with feline ears. In places the images lack the author''s typical refinement, and a few details confound (everyone here is a cat, including those represented in the signs, except for a lone bird driving on the highway), but fans of Yoko''s other books will happily join her for this sweet, rudimentary adventure. - Thom Barthelmess-Booklist