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A New Adventure!

All his life, the little boy has heard his mother’s stories about the small village she grew up in. The children played in the river that had mountains on both sides.

But when they went to visit, it was now a great big city, with large buildings everywhere, not homes. The river now has cement sidewalks on each side, but there are steps that lead down to the water.

The mother takes her little boy down the stairs, and they both get in the water and play. Soon others join them, everyone laughing and having a good time. Even though the changes in the village made the little boy sad, the river is still the same way his mother described it, and it is lots of fun.

Children will enjoy hearing what it was like when the mother was a child, as well as, hearing about the changes that have taken place. They will really like hearing about being in the river. It is a great story that shows how things can still be fun, even if they are not what is expected. So, give things a chance that are different, they may even be better!

This five-star picture book will be enjoyed by ages three to seven-years-old.

Thank you, Candlewick Press, for providing Tickmenot with a book copy for the purpose of review. Opinions are my own.
 
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Tickmenot | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 7, 2023 |
A little boy listens as his mother tells him stories of the place where she grew up. When he gets the chance to finally visit that place, he finds that it is not as he imagined.
This book is recommended as a storytime read aloud. It can be used in themes about family, communities and even change. The author and illustrator work together to give us a beautiful multicultural experience void of common stereotypes.
 
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SWONclear | 3 andra recensioner | Dec 22, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
 
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fernandie | 3 andra recensioner | Sep 15, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
 
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fernandie | 1 annan recension | Sep 15, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
 
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fernandie | 3 andra recensioner | Sep 15, 2022 |
A little boy always heard about his Mommy’s hometown in Korea, and couldn’t wait to see it when they went to visit Grandma. But to the boy’s surprise, when he got there he did not see a cozy idyllic village but rather a busy metropolis. They can still wade in the river that runs through the city however, just like Mommy said she used to do. Fortunately, Grandma is as welcoming as ever: Mommy, smiling, said, “Some things change, and some things stay the same.”

Digital illustrations by Jaime Kim are full of warmth, adding to the good feeling of being with a loving family.

There are good messages in this simple story for age 3 and up that can be applied to a number of situations in all kids’ lives.½
 
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nbmars | 3 andra recensioner | May 27, 2022 |
Oh, this is delightful! Great book for teaching about first impressions and being willing to change your mind.
 
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suzannekmoses | 3 andra recensioner | May 21, 2022 |
A little girl and her dad ride to school everyday on their bicycle. The little girl loves to pretend she is a bird, flying. Until, one day she sees a woman carrying a mysterious bag. She is afraid as she wonders what is in the bag.
The author combines a sweet simple text with the illustrator’s beautiful colored pencil illustrations to create a story about wonder and innocence. This book is recommended as a read aloud for storytime or a lap book. You can talk about clues in the books as to what culture might be represented and why the little girl is afraid of the lady with the blue coat.
 
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SWONclear | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 28, 2022 |
I really enjoyed reading this book because of the gentle way it alludes to the feeling of homesickness one feels when they move somewhere new. This book is about a Korean immigrant girl who moved to the United States and finds comfort in the plum tree in her backyard because it reminds her of her old home in Korea. The tree falls down in a storm one day, leaving the little girl sad and empty. At the end of the book she plants a new plum tree in the same place. I think this book would be best for grades first through third. I think this book would be comforting for any immigrant children who are feeling a sense of homesickness.
 
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MicahVonBehren | 1 annan recension | Jan 26, 2022 |
learning not to judge by appearances
 
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melodyreads | 3 andra recensioner | Jan 21, 2022 |
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