cover image Yoko Finds Her Way

Yoko Finds Her Way

Rosemary Wells. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4231-6512-5

Yoko returns in her sixth picture book, which has the green-eyed kitten and her kimono-wearing mother getting ready for a flight to Japan. The kitten serves as a self-assured and observant guide to the airport experience, helping her mother find the right airline, moving through security with ease, and being attentive to the signs that appear as icons across the top of most pages. Even when Yoko gets lost after a trip to the restroom, she knows just what to do (“Yoko followed the signs to the Airport Police and asked for help”). Wells offers a narrative-driven alternative to books like Maria van Lieshout’s recent Flight 1-2-3, one that will give young would-be travelers a boost of confidence. Ages 3–5. (Apr.)