Yoko

Yoko

by Rosemary Wells

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Overview

Mmm, Yoko's mom has packed her favorite for lunch today-sushi! But her classmates don't think it looks quite so yummy. "Ick!" says one of the Franks. "It's seaweed!" They're not even impressed by her red bean ice cream dessert. Of course, Mrs. Jenkins has a plan that might solve Yoko's problem. But will it work with the other children in class?

Now in paperback for the first time, this tender story from Rosemary Wells demonstrates the author's uncanny understanding of the pleasures and pains of an ordinary school day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423119838
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 05/12/2009
Series: Yoko Book , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 226,882
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Rosemary Wells is the award-winning author of numerous books for children, including Carry Me!; My Kindergarten; the New York Times best-selling Emily's First 100 Days of School; the critically acclaimed Wingwalker, illustrated by Brian Selznick; Yoko's Paper Cranes; Yoko Writes Her Name; Yoko's Show and Tell; and the beloved McDuff series, illustrated by Susan Jeffers.

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Yoko 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Veronchis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This book is about a cat named Yoko, who is feeling sad after a bad day at school. Yoko took sushi for lunch that day and all her classmates teased her about it. Mrs. Jenkins decides to have an international food day to try and help Yoko. On that day all the children brought in dishes from different countries. In the end Yoko teaches her classmates to use chopsticks. Personal Reaction:It's not my favorite book, but I do like the lesson it can teach us. I personally don't like sushi either, but I wouldn't care if someone had it for lunch. I did finally have a taste of sushi at Kobe's, but with avocado not raw fish. Classroom Extension Ideas:1. I would have an open discussion with the classroom on feeling different. Questions such as, Who has ever felt left out, or different, or bullied?2. Ask the class about popular foods in their families and ask them to bring in a dish to share with the class.
StephanieWhite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:Yoko is made fun of because she brings sushi in her lunch box. Her teacher wants to help Yoko, so she comes up with a plan to have International Food Day! Everyone brings foods from a variety of countries to try and Yoko finds a friend who loves sushi to eat lunch with her. Personal Reaction:My daughter has had trouble with others making fun of her lunch because of healthy foods I include. I love that this story helps her see that she is not alone in this problem and that others have found solutions. She shares some of her food with friends now.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. As a teacher I would have International Food Day to share foods from other countries.2. This book provides a great introduction to bullying and making fun of one another. In the classroom, the teacher could talk about what the children should have done instead of making fun of Yoko.
sunnysturdivant on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: Yoko is made fun of because she brings sushi in her lunch box. Her teacher wants to help Yoko, so she comes up with a plan to have international food day. Everyone brings food from a variety of cultures to try. No one tried Yoko¿s sushi, and it made her sad. But then she heard chop sticks and one of her classmates had tried the sushi and loved it. Yoko had made a fried. Personal reaction- I felt as if the pictures in this book were very bright and colorful, and that they would easily keep a child¿s attention. However, I did not like the fact that they didn¿t make everyone try Yoko¿s food. It didn¿t set a good example for kids in my opinion. Overall I thought that was a cute book and would be a good book to read to the class when discussing different types of culture. Classroom extension ideas- 1. As a teacher I could try having an international food day. Each student could bring a dish from a different country and we could discuss the culture.2. This is a great book to teach children about bullying. I could discuss what the children should have done instead of making fun of Yoko. As a class we could go over different suggestions of how they would have made Yoko feel more comfortable.
DerekHendricks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: Yoko is made fun of because she brings sushi to school for lunch. Her teacher wants to help Yoko, so she comes up with a plan to have International Food Day! Everyone brings food from a variety of countries to try and Yoko finds a friend wo loves sushi to eat and they eat lunch together.Personal Reactions: The book is well written and has very nice pictures. It can help kids understand that food from other countries are great to eat and share with other people. teaches that is always okay to try new things that you are not used to.Classroom Extensions: As a teacher I would have International Food Day to share food from other countries. The book provides a great introducation to bullying and making fun of one another. In the classroom, the teacher could of talk about what the children could of done instead of making fun of her (Yoko).
MrJPenguin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This story is about a young kitten by the name of Yoko, who loves eating the sushi her mother makes her for lunch. However, she is often teased by her classmates simply because her food is different. Yoko's teacher takes notice of this, and decides to have a day where everyone will bring in food related to their heritage. Even so, no one tries Yoko's sushi. That is, except for one which is more than enough to make Yoko happy.Personal Reaction: I honestly would not call this book my favorite but it does have an important lesson. Being different and liking different foods is nothing to be ashamed of, rather it is something to take pride in. It really bugged me that only one kid was willing to try the sushi though.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. Have an International Food day where everyone brings in food from another country and make sure everyone tries at least a bite of each dish.2. Have a group discussion about being bullied or teased simply for being different and what to do to feel better.
eburkham on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yoko took her lunch to school. It was sushi, rice rolls, crispy cucumbers, shrimp, seaweed, and tuna. All the other students made fun of her because they thought what she was eating was weird. The teacher decided they were going to have a multicultural lunch the next day. Everyone had to try a bite of everything that was brought. I like this story. In my life I have been known to judge food before I ever tried it. I have learned from my own experiences that if I will just try it I might be surprised and actually like it.Extension Ideas: I would use this book to have my students have their own in classroom multicultural lunch. I would also use this book by assigning students with different countries to research. They could learn about the different cultures and food represented in the country they are researching.
aconant05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yoko brings sushi to school and gets made fun of for it. The whole class brings in a special food from home. Everyone has to have a taste of everything, but no one will try Yoko's sushi!
DushiyanthiMcCarley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Yoko goes to school her mother packs her lunch with all her favorite things. As Mrs. Jenkins rings the lunch bell at noon, all the children had a variety of different things for lunch. Timothy had peanut butter and honey, Valerie had cream cheese and jelly, Doris had squeeze cheese and the Franks had franks and beans. When the other children f ound Yoko had sushi they started to make fun of her lunch. The teacher found a way to take care of this problem by having an International Food Day. This gave all the children a chance to try a different food.Although some children still did not want to try the sushi at the end of the day Yoko and Timothy shared their food with each other. I related to this book since recently at my daughter's school they did a lesson on Native American's and made Indian fried better and other Indian dishes, which all the students had to a chance to try. Extension 1. I would have an International food day and have each child pick a country and make the main dish or food of that country.2. Each child would have to read about another country and write two important facts about that country.
lwmasters on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yoko packs her lunch for school but when she gets it out her classmates begin to make fun of her. The teacher does not approve so she arranges a day for everyone to bring a dish from their native country. Noone wants to eat the sushi Yoko brought, but then she sees one of her friends eating it and he loves it. From that day one they bring their lunch and share everyday! A wonderful story about giving things a chance and not making fun of people because it hurts there feelings. The illustrations are so adorable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandson is in Kindergarten and loved this book. Subtle but effective messages about different cultures, customs, and trying new things. Great illustrations.
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I am nine and I love this book!I love Yoko! I like seeing inside all the character's homes.i recomend reading this book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen a vast improvement in my son's diet since I read this book to him. Now he eats more and more every day. Thank-you, Yoko!