Monday, July 9, 2012

Wall Street Journal review


“It may seem the wrong season to be thinking about the coming academic year, but the truth is that if you are 5 or 6 and on the brink of "real" school, you may well be worrying as kindergarten approaches. Hyewon Yum has created a charming, sensitive and fresh-feeling antidote for this fraught time. "Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!" (FSG, 32 pages, $16.99) inverts the typical scenario in which it is the child who frets. Here it's the child's mother who seems small and frail, looking literally as blue as she feels. "Oh, it's such a big school. You could get lost here," she says. Her son, who appears much larger and more robust, reassures her: "Mom, it's not that big. I think it's just right for a big boy like me." After a first day of (predictable) happiness, the boy strides out into the schoolyard. We see him swept joyfully off his feet and into his mother's arms—now reduced to his proper and very small size, at last.”

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