cover image Yoko's Show-and-Tell

Yoko's Show-and-Tell

Rosemary Wells, Disney-Hyperion, $15.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4231-1955-5

For the traditional Japanese celebration of Girls' Day, Yoko receives a special gift from her Obaasan and Ojiisan in Japan: a doll named Miki that has been passed down through her family for generations. Yoko is so excited to share Miki with the class that she disobeys her mother, who tells her, "Miki is too delicate to take to school." When rowdy kids on the bus toss Miki around, the doll lands in a mud puddle. Yoko's mother remains a supportive presence as Yoko learns about treasured possessions, consequences, and unconditional love. Ages 3–6. (Feb.)