Eyes That Kiss in the Corners - by Joanna Ho (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 13 Inches (H) x .1 Inch (W) x .3 Inch (D)

Weight: .95 Pounds

Suggested Age: 4-8 Years

Number of Pages: 40

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Social Themes

Publisher: HarperCollins

Author: Joanna Ho

Language: English

Street Date: January 4, 2021
TCIN: 80182412
UPC: 9780062915627
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-8802
Origin: Made in the USA

Description



About the Book



"A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment"--



Book Synopsis



A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller

This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity.

A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.

Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages.

This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one's roots is breathtaking." --Kirkus (starred review)

"A young girl finds beauty in her uniqueness." --School Library Journal (starred review)

"A lyrical celebration of her eyes, their shape, spirit, and legacy." --Booklist (starred review)

"A poignant testament to familial love and legacy." --Publishers Weekly



Review Quotes



"At the emotional height of the story, the poetic descriptions of her Asian eyes are mythic and affirming, and she appears amid grandiose illustrations of fantastical beasts and landscapes from Chinese culture. In the end, the tale winds down from the mythical back to the personal with a simple family portrait. All that beauty is there in the eyes of her family."--Booklist (starred review)

"A poignant testament to familial love and legacy."--Publishers Weekly

"Sweeping, expressive illustrations deeply connect readers to the many dimensions of this story...each word is carefully chosen to beautifully enhance the message. Expertly paired, the text and illustrations amplify each other superbly, in an important addition to every library serving young children and their families."--School Library Journal (starred review)

"When the narrator comes to describe her own eyes and acknowledges the power they hold, she is posed against swirling patterns, figures, and swaths of breathtaking landscapes from Chinese culture. This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one's roots is breathtaking."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
93% would recommend
16 recommendations

Not recommended

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Maydal - 2 months ago
I am an Asian mom with an Asian daughter who couldn’t get herself to read it to her even once just for the beautiful pictures. The way the book starts by saying my eyes are not big and pretty like my white friends’, it’s so odd. Was I supposed to feel inferior because my eyes don’t look like white people’s? Then it continues by saying it’s ok because my family is awesome and they all have slanty eyes.
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Representation matters!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
BakeryLover - 5 months ago
This book is a must have for every family. Growing up I didn’t have any books with characters that looked like me or my family. Reading these to my girls and with my mom brings tears to my eyes every time. ❤️
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All the Feels!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Riri325 - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Growing up, I didn't have books that celebrated the beauty of other cultures and embracing features other than eurocentric beauty. So glad there are now books and stories like Eyes That Kiss in the Corners to share with my own daughter now. Thank you.
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Representation matters

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Targetmom - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
I got this book for my daughter and she loves it!
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Great Book for kids

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AL - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love the pictures and the message.
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Beautiful Story with Beautiful Illustrations

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Happy Grandma - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I brought this book for my 7 year old granddaughter because I want her to have a library of diversity in lead characters that show the diversity of people in the world she lives. I was drawn to this book because of its title about diversity and the beautiful illustrations. My granddaughter loved the book instantly because she loves any story where little girls are lead characters regardless of their ethnicity and I have always brought dolls for her the same way. She thought the lead character was so cute and she really loved the relationship the lead character with her little sister. My granddaughter really enjoyed this book.
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Eyes

5 out of 5 stars
Cteach1 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Wonderful book for teaching children to be proud of their heritage.
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What a Beautiful book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Rae - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I love this book, it’s written so sweetly and the pictures are fantastic. Another book of beauty to celebrate our differences as gift. Has a cute message behind it. Beautiful story to read to children.
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Beautiful

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
ZG - 1 year ago
So proud of my HS Class president and friend! My kids absolutely loved it, can’t wait for your next one!
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AAPI Month

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
saraShalelee9 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book was poetry in motion. I felt the love of her culture and family. I wanted to diversify my book collection and I’m happy I did for Asian month
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Love

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Skim - 1 year ago
So cute. Wish I had this book growing up. My son immediately recognized his mama’s eyes and realized they were his eyes too! Beautiful pictures
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So happy there's more books like this

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Targetmoms - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
The pictures are gorgeous. We opened the book, and immediately my 4 year-old niece pointed to the little girl and said, “hey! She looks like me!” I love that she was able to relate to the way the character looks. Took off one star because the story itself was a bit bland- it’s not particularly relatable, entertaining, or funny, catchy, etc.
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Great Message and Beautiful Illustrations

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
havolesky - 2 years ago
I love how this book explains Asian eyes. Growing up (I was adopted by Caucasian parents), I always hated how my eyes looked and was super self conscious. Now that I have kids of my own who are half Asian, I want to teach them to embrace their differences. There are not many resources for Asian kids so this is great!
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Buy this book!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
jdot - 2 years ago
Great book! I’ve had a couple teacher friend borrow it for their class too :)
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Beautiful and inclusive

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Heywenderful - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Absolutely love this book and so does my son. We sit and revel in just how stunning the artwork is and what a beautiful message it holds. Would recommend to all. I bought 4 copies to share with our friends and family.
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A beautiful and important book for all kids

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Katie N - 2 years ago
This book is absolutely stunning. It’s a beautiful celebration of a child’s connection to her mother, grandmother, and little sister through the shape and color of her eyes. This is a great story for all kids (of all races and genders), because it highlights how we can all embrace the strength and beauty that we find in ourselves that comes from our families. And the fact that it centers on a young Asian girl celebrating her eyes makes this book a must-have for emphasizing non-Eurocentric views of beauty. The writing and illustrations are both beautiful!
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Beautiful book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jean - 2 years ago
Let me begin with say this book is beautiful. The illustrations are amazing. This book presents a beautiful message that should be shared with all. I wish I had this book as a child, it’s beautiful to see books celebrate diversity and express beautiful in all features. As an Asian American, I got emotional reading this book. I’m so happy I can gift this to nieces. Great book!
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