My grandmom

Gee-eun Lee

Book - 2022

"Gee-eun is a little girl whose parents work a lot. So she spends her days with her beloved grandmother. Grandma comforts Gee-eun when she's sad to see her parents leaving and shares in all of Gee-eun's daily joys and problems. She even fills in for Gee-eun's mom at the family sports day, though things don't quite go as planned...But one thing is for sure: Grandma and Gee-eun always have an unforgettable time until the end of the day, when the whole family can come together for a meal made by Grandma. Based on the author's relationship with her own grandmother, this is a heart-warming celebration of a most unique and precious guardian: the GrandMom."--

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Juvenile works
Picture books
New York : Amazon Corssing Kids 2022.
Main Author
Gee-eun Lee (author)
Item Description
"Previously published as Halmeoni eomma by Woongjin Thinkbig Co. LTD in South Korea in 2016."-- Title page verso.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents unavailable.
Review by Booklist Review

Korean author and illustrator Lee draws on her relationship with her own grandmother in this endearing picture book. Young Gee-eun's parents are often busy working. Luckily, Halmoni, her grandma, is there to spend time with her. When Gee-eun's mom is unable to take her to Family Sports Day, Halmoni fills in, even if it's not in quite the way Gee-eun had hoped for. But maybe the day can still end on a delicious note. Through softly sketched, roughly colored illustrations that evoke children's drawings, Lee channels her young self's perspective. The artwork, while seemingly simple, is charming and captivating. Lee captures her characters' expressions with minimal detail and plays with various scales, creating one visually interesting spread after another. Translator Bowman conveys Halmoni's playfulness and the tenderness in her relationship with Gee-eun, which are mirrored in Lee's drawings. A touching celebration of grandparent-and-grandchild connection that will warm many hearts.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

Author/illustrator Lee draws on childhood experiences in this South Korean import about a girl who gains a greater appreciation for her grandma. Gee-eun, a Korean child, is introduced seeking comfort in her grandma's arms as her mother leaves for work. Softly textured lines and colors are blended and smudged to invoke a sense of intimacy as Grandma, or Halmoni, distracts Gee-eun by making knife-cut noodles together. As they slurp the well-earned meal of kalguksu, they talk about how Halmoni raised Gee-eun's mother when she was younger. The forthright, poignant narrative reveals that Gee-eun is worried about who will accompany her to the upcoming Family Sports Day in her parents' absence. Halmoni answers in stride, telling stories of her athleticism and the nicknames she earned for her prowess. On the big day, children and their parents run in curved streaks of color across the pages as Halmoni and Gee-eun participate in the first race. "Halmoni, fast! Faster! Even Faster!" Yet Halmoni falls, and Gee-eun begins to sob. The disappointed pair walk through different neighborhoods in Korea that are saturated in warm colors, vivid shapes, and images as Halmoni offers a curry bun to Gee-eun to cheer her up. When they arrive home and Halmoni prepares a feast for the entire family, the experience is cemented as a fond memory. (This book was reviewed digitally.) A touching tale that exudes love and warmth. (Picture book. 5-8) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.