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Happy BOOK BIRTHDAY to MINDY KIM by Lyla Lee, illustrated by Dung Ho - out now via Aladdin/ Simon Schuster Kids!
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So #inmymailbox yesterday was a delightful little read I couldn't wait to dive into. It's the first book in the new MINDY KIM chapter book series (titled MINDY KIM AND THE YUMMY SEAWEED BUSINESS - 9781534440098) that brings diversity to the younger generation while also exploring all those firsts we enjoyed so much growing up... *says with absolutely no sarcasm...or smirks*
Seriously though, our girl Mindy deals with being the new girl in a new town at a new school, making new friends, trying new things, while her and her father are learning how to live their new lives... and she may even unexpected learn how to navigate the waters of getting into trouble, though I gotta say her business sense was sound! :)
A varied storyline and charming black/white illustrations really bring this little gal to life and while definitely giving an adorable voice to the Korean- American community, the lessons she learns and wisdom gained are good for any/all souls young and young at heart.
About the author...
Lyla Lee is a writer of many things. After working various jobs in Hollywood and studying psychology and cinematic arts at USC, she now lives in Dallas, Texas. When she is not writing, she is teaching, watching Korean dramas and other TV shows, and eating all kind of good food.
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About the illustrator...
Dung Ho was born and raised in Hue, Vietnam, where she studied graphic design at the Hue University College of Arts. After graduating, she worked in the design and advertising industries before discovering a great passion for illustration and picture books and becoming a freelance illustrator. Currently, she lives and works in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Ho draws inspiration from nature and the interaction between people and nature and especially loves to draw children. When not drawing, she enjoys cooking and watching movies.
Special thanks to Jenny at Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the illustrator, our the publisher, feel free to click through the links above. Be sure to watch for the next instalments in the series, COMING SOON to a bookstore shelf near you!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!