Saturday, January 13, 2007

Book Review - New Clothes for New Year's Day

Check out the latest book review by our contributing humorist and reviewer, Lisa Barker of

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New Clothes for New Year's Day (Ages 4-8) ***

Author: Hyun-Joo Bae
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers (March 2007)
ISBN: 1933605294
Reviewed by: Lisa Barker of

Review: I loved this book! From the exquisite illustrations to the captivating story of a young Korean girl as she prepares for the celebration of the Lunar New Year, this book is excellent all the way around. It reminds me a lot of The Snowy Day and other books by Ezra Jack Keats because Hyun-Joo Bae does such a fine job of writing from and illustrating a young child's point of view. Every page is colorfully detailed, sharing traditional Korean dress for a young girl on such a special day. It's so easy to forget yourself and get lost in the story. I heartily recommend it and I will be looking for more books by this author to add to my collection of favorite children's stories.

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