32 pages, 9.5 × 9.5 × 0.5 in
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.
Yoko returns in her sixth picture book, which has the green-eyed kitten and her kimono-wearing mother getting ready for a flight to Japan. The kitten serves as a self-assured and observant guide to the airport experience, helping her mother find the right airline, moving through security with ease, and being attentive to the signs that appear as icons across the top of most pages. Even when Yoko gets lost after a trip to the restroom, she knows just what to do ("Yoko followed the signs to the Airport Police and asked for help"). Wells offers a narrative-driven alternative to books like Maria van Lieshout's recent Flight 1-2-3, one that will give young would-be travelers a boost of confidence. Ages 3 5.-PW