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Review of "Yoko Writes Her Name" by Rosemary Wells

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Yoko Writes Her Name
by Rosemary Wells

Hyperion Book CH
$15.99 Suggested Retail Price

Yoko is a small kitten who attends Kindergarden. She's very proud because she can write her name. But Yoko writes in Japanese and all of her classmates write in English, and they tease her about her writing because it looks like scribbling to them. Fortunately, Mrs. Jenkins, her teacher, is very understanding and praises Yoko for her writing and explains to the class that Yoko is writing in a different language. Yoko's mother brings a Japanese alphabet to class, and works with Mrs. Jenkins to teach all of the children to write their names in Japanese. It's a simple story that helps children learn to appreciate people from different countries and how learning about different people is fun!

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our August, 2008 issue.

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