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Sunday Funday in Koreatown



written and illustrated by
Aram Kim

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Holiday House
Imprint
Holiday House
ISBN
9780823444472
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JLG Category

Kindergarten Plus

Yoomi and Daddy are going to Koreatown today! This story celebrates family, resilience, and Korean culture.

Yoomi has planned the perfect Sunday! But the shirt she wants to wear is in the laundry. And she doesn’t have the seaweed she needs for a kimbap breakfast.

So Yoomi wears another shirt and eats a different breakfast, and she and Daddy take a bus to Koreatown, where they read Korean books, eat Korean treats such as patbingsu and ddukbokki, and visit Grandma. Though Yoomi’s perfect day is filled with mishaps and things don’t always go her way, Yoomi learns the advantages of being resilient and open-minded. Yoomi’s imperfect day is better than she ever could have imagined!

A family recipe for kimbap is included.Note about Koreatown. Recipe for kimbap. Full-color illustrations drawn with pencil and colored digitally.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Koreatowns. Resilience (personality trait). Korean Americans. Fathers and daughters. Family life. Cats. Animals.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1–Yoomi (an anthropomorphic black-and-white cat) loves her Sunday Fundays, but this one is turning out all wrong. Her favorite cartoon is preempted by soccer. She can’t have kimbap for breakfast because they’re out of rice, and her favorite shirt is too wet from washing to wear. At least she still has her Funday bus trip to Koreatown with her dad. But even in Koreatown disappointment follows. The book Yoomi wants to read is already checked out from the bookmobile. At the Korean grocery, someone eats the last hotdog twist (her favorite) seconds before she can get it. The patbingsoo she tries is good, but moments later bright red tteokbokki gets splashed all over her second favorite shirt. Sunday Funday is officially ruined! Luckily, the last stop is to visit Grandma, who saves the day. Her sweater makes a perfect dress for Yoomi, and together they read Yoomi’s library book, which turns out to be pretty good. Kim’s conversational text and colorful cartoon illustration style will be familiar to those who have read his two previous Yoomi titles and completely accessible to those who haven’t. The detailed illustrations show Koreatown in all its glory and poor Yoomi in all her disappointment. Plus, the variety of animals he uses to populate his story is impressive and worthy of notice. Contains an author’s description of Koreatown, his family recipe for kimbap, and an illustration of how to make the shaved ice dessert patbingsoo. VERDICT A story everyone can relate to with the bonus of Korean cultural information.–Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Lib., Troy, NH

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1–Yoomi (an anthropomorphic black-and-white cat) loves her Sunday Fundays, but this one is turning out all wrong. Her favorite cartoon is preempted by soccer. She can’t have kimbap for breakfast because they’re out of rice, and her favorite shirt is too wet from washing to wear. At least she still has her Funday bus trip to Koreatown with her dad. But even in Koreatown disappointment follows. The book Yoomi wants to read is already checked out from the bookmobile. At the Korean grocery, someone eats the last hotdog twist (her favorite) seconds before she can get it. The patbingsoo she tries is good, but moments later bright red tteokbokki gets splashed all over her second favorite shirt. Sunday Funday is officially ruined! Luckily, the last stop is to visit Grandma, who saves the day. Her sweater makes a perfect dress for Yoomi, and together they read Yoomi’s library book, which turns out to be pretty good. Kim’s conversational text and colorful cartoon illustration style will be familiar to those who have read his two previous Yoomi titles and completely accessible to those who haven’t. The detailed illustrations show Koreatown in all its glory and poor Yoomi in all her disappointment. Plus, the variety of animals he uses to populate his story is impressive and worthy of notice. Contains an author’s description of Koreatown, his family recipe for kimbap, and an illustration of how to make the shaved ice dessert patbingsoo. VERDICT A story everyone can relate to with the bonus of Korean cultural information.–Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Lib., Troy, NH

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