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    Yoko

    Yoko

    by Rosemary Wells

    The first graders in Mrs. Jenkins' room make fun of the strange foods that fill Yoko's lunchbox, until ever-hungry Timothy decides to take a bite.

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    Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Max's Chocolate Chicken...and More Stories by Rosemary Wells DVD

    Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Max's Chocolate Chicken...and More Stories by Rosemary Wells DVD

    Collect the entire library of Scholastic Storybook Treasures and read along on screen with your favorite classic children's stories, brought vividly to life on DVD.

    Max's Chocolate Chicken (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Clayelle Dalferes) Will Max or Ruby find the most Easter eggs to win the chocolate chicken? Only the Easter Bunny knows for sure.

    Max's Christmas(Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Jenny Agutter, and Rex Robbins) Max is told that he can't stay up to see Santa, but he sneaks down anyway. Will Santa still come if Max is awake?

    Morris's Disappearing Dog (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Nicole Freshette) Morris thinks his brother and sisters have better Christmas presents. But inside the last box under the tree he finds a magical gift that makes all his troubles disappear.

    Otto Runs for President (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Diana Canova) Who will win the big school election at Barkadelphia School? Popular Tiffany, sporty Charles, or good friend Otto?

    DVD Features: Spanish Version of Max's Christmas; Rosemary Wells Interview: Otto Runs for President; A Visit from Rosemary Wells; Read-Along; Talk About the Stories.

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Interest Level:
K-2

Lexile Framework:
470L

Grade Level Equivalent:
2.5

Guided Reading Level:
M

Age:
5-7

Genre:
Multicultural

Subject:
Respect, Cooking, Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences, Sharing and Taking Turns, Elementary School, Japanese and Japanese American

About This Book

Timothy has peanut butter and jelly for lunch. Valerie has a cream cheese and jelly sandwich. Fritz unwraps a meatball grinder. The Frank twins share franks and beans. And Yoko? Yoko has brought sushi for lunch. Sushi?! The other children at school find her lunch horrifying: "Yuckorama!" Worse, everyone laughs, and Yoko goes through her day listless and sad. Mrs. Jenkins, her concerned teacher, tries to orchestrate Yoko through her difficult day, but nothing works.

Then Mrs. Jenkins announces that there will be an International Food Day at school, and Yoko's mother promises to make sushi for the entire class. Yoko's classmates arrive with a colorful procession of dishes from all parts of the world, even the Caribbean coco crisps are devoured, but no one touches Yoko's sushi. Finally, Timothy, an intrepid raccoon, decides to try, and Yoko shows him how to use chopsticks. From then on, Timothy and Yoko push their desks together and share each other's food, opening up their own private "restaurant."

Rosemary Wells, award-winning author/illustrator of over 50 books for children, illustrates her story of learning tolerance for difference in her signature charming style. Yoko's mother, a full-grown cat, is shown executing the different steps of the sushi-making process, and bright, stylized versions of different animals represent a variety of races and ethnicities.

About the Author

Rosemary Wells has been writing and illustrating for more than 30 years.


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