Thursday, February 2, 2017

Review of "What Will You Be, Sara Mee?" by Kate Aver Avraham

Review of
What Will You Be, Sara Mee? by Kate Aver Avraham ISBN 9781580892100

Five out of five stars
 This book is a rendition of the ancient Korean tradition of the tol. It takes place on the first birthday of a child, where a set of objects representing various occupations are placed in front of the child. The first item grabbed by the child symbolizes what they will do in life. There is also a feast and gifts for the child. In ancient Korea the first birthday was a significant milestone, for many babies did not survive their first year.
 The story is written at roughly the level of the second grader and the illustrations are crisp with a great deal of detail. The coloration is strong without being gaudy, sure to catch the eye of the child that is being read to. There is also a strong multicultural message that is easy to understand.
 If I had known about this book when my daughter was young, I would have read it to her.

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