Ho, Joanna

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Dung Ho. An Asian girl takes pride in the beauty of her eyes and of her family's heritage. Her eyes, which "kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea," look like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. Mama's eyes radiate love; Amah's eyes "are filled with so many stories"; Mei-Mei's eyes look up at her with adoration and hope. The rich, poetic text is brought to life by fantastical illustrations that move seamlessly from cozy home scenes to mythic landscapes, symbols, and creatures--sometimes in the same image.


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