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Yoshi's Feast

Yoshi's Feast

Fall 2000 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Kimoko Kajikawa
Illustrator: Yumi Heo
ISBN: 0-7894-2607-2
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Review:
Subtly told and full of wry humor is this Japanese folk tale about a miserly fan maker, Yoshi, and his next-door neighbor, an eel catcher named Sabu. Though Yoshi loves the smell of Sabu’s broiling eels, he loves even more the sound of the coins amassing in his money box. When one day he confides to his neighbor that “smelling your expensive eels is as good as eating them,” Sabu writes out a bill, explaining that “Neighbor, you owe me for all the broiled eels you have smelled.” How their feud is resolved will please all hearers, and Yumi Heo’s accomplished illustrations in rich pencil, oil and collage combination will delight all viewers. A winning collaboration.
Selma G. Lanes   ©2000 Parents' Choice

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