Yoshi's Feast

Yoshi's Feast

Kimiko Kajikawa Yumi Heo / Feb 27, 2020

Yoshi s Feast When Yoshi s neighbor Sabu the eel broiler attempts to charge him for the delicious smelling aromas he has been enjoying Yoshi hatches a plan to enrich them both

  • Title: Yoshi's Feast
  • Author: Kimiko Kajikawa Yumi Heo
  • ISBN: 9780789426079
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Yoshi s neighbor, Sabu, the eel broiler, attempts to charge him for the delicious smelling aromas he has been enjoying Yoshi hatches a plan to enrich them both.

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      • Kimiko Kajikawa Yumi Heo

        Kimiko s true love of reading and writing began one day at her local library Kimiko says, My local librarian asked me if I had ever read Harriet the Spy She said that it was a great book, and I immediately took it home I read the entire book that day I was so disappointed when it ended that I reread it immediately I had to find a way to keep the spirit of Harriet the Spy alive with me, so I began to keep a journal And spy on people I did not follow anyone, but I would try to pick up what people were saying, and I would study their mannerisms I think Harriet the Spy was the book that got me to write because I really started to look at the world and put down what I saw on paper By fifth grade, Kimiko won an essay contest sponsored by the Philadelphia Inquirer Her essay was about Abraham Lincoln and her victory earned her 3 At that moment, Kimiko concluded that, Writing was a great way to make a living Kimiko won another writing contest when she was twelve, and this time she got to spend a day at the Bucks County Courier Times writing her own column I loved it They took me around and introduced me to all the people that put the newspaper together I felt like somebody special until they ran my photo in the paper I was horrified that everyone at school would see it I looked so nerdy In high school, Kimiko was published in Seventeen Magazine She was also the assistant editor and columnist for her high school newspaper At that point, Kimiko says, I told my parents that I wanted to become a writer My parents were unhappy with my decision They told me that I should become a businesswoman instead Kimiko s mom is Japanese and her dad is American Her parents met after World War II They didn t even speak the same language when they were married.Her mom was born in Tokyo in 1929 In an essay that Kimiko wrote when she was in eighth grade, she said, There are no pictures of my mother when she was a child because they were all burned during the war My mother was eleven years old when World War II started During the war, she sometimes only had toothpaste to eat And she would often see burned bodies on the side of the road All the bodies were black, she would say, except for the teeth During the war, Kimiko s mother lost nine relatives in one day during the bombing of Hiroshima Soon after the war, Kimiko s grandmother died of cancer The very next day, her aunt fell from a train and died from head injuries Kimiko says, My mom s life is filled with tragic stories that she rarely tells In fact, my family has been the inspiration for most of my books I credit my son, Chris, for starting my career as an author When he was little, he fell in love with trains What Chris wanted most in the world was a book with photographs of steam trains for young children Fortunately, for me, that book didn t exist After two years of searching, I decided to write and photograph the book that Chris so desperately wanted to read According to Kimiko, Working on my books has helped me make sense of my life and helped me deal with the pain of growing up Eurasian There were children in my neighborhood who wouldn t play with me when I was a kid Some of them threw rocks at me and called me, slanty eyes Having grown up wishing I looked like most everyone else, I understand how important it is to give children an awareness and appreciation of our external differences and a realization that, underneath it all, we are very much the same I feel that through teaching children to respect others we give them something even important self respect For several years, I have truly enjoyed reading old Japanese folklore and adapting those stories for an American audience This is very therapeutic work for me When I was little, I would go to sleep and wish that I would wake up looking like all the other kids Now, I take pride in my heritage Writing books has helped me grow as a person I


    1. Wonderful retelling of a Japanese folktale with beautiful intricate illustrations. Made me laugh. Definitely a keeper.

    2. "Yoshi's Feast" is a folklore book and was published in 2000. This book is a winner of the Teachers Choice: International Reading Association award. The book explains how the neighbors fued over how Yoshi would smell the eel catchers boiling eels everyday and would get distracted from doing his job of making paper fans. The two characters fight over a bill that Yoshi writes the neighbor about smelling eel instead of making money. The story ends surprisingly, but youll have to read to find out wh [...]

    3. Personal Reaction- Great book on Japanese culture and food that comes from Japan. Easy read with interesting vocabulary and the main character goes through many difficult things but still dances and stays positive.Purposes:Yoshi's Feast would be good for 2nd-3rd graders. The vocabulary used is unique to Japanese culture and would be good for students to get familiar with. Words like "hibachi," "eels," and "sizzling" give this book an edge and would be good at broadening students vocabulary. A gr [...]

    4. I loved this story so much because of the humorous writing and the wonderful message: You get what you pay for! It's a folklore about two feuding neighbors. Yoshi, a fan maker, smelled delicious eels caught and cooked by his neighbor Sabu, and refuses to buy them. Yoshi doesn't want to spend his money on Sabu's eels, and would rather smell them as he eats his rice. Sabu is angered by this and writes up a bill for Yoshi as well as cooks stinky samma. Eventually they come to an agreement that bene [...]

    5. Yoshi's Feast is a story picture book about 30 pages long with about a paragraph on each page. It follows a characters named Yoshi who stays positive and dances though there is negativity around him. The vocabulary has educational words on Japanese culture and also great onomatopoeias when he is dancing. The illustrations are very geometric and expand the readers knowledge on Japanese culture even further.This book would be a nice addition to a cultural unit. When introducing students to the Jap [...]

    6. A story that takes place in Japan. Every day Yoshi's neighbor Sabu catches and cooks delicious eels. But nobody comes to Sabu hibachi because it is out of the way. Yoshi does not want to spend his money on the eels; instead he enjoys the smell with his rice. Sabu is upset by this so he makes stinky samma. Yoshi and Sabu come up with a agreement that benefits them both. A great story about Japanese culture.

    7. I read this for a library storytime this summer with a theme of folk tales from around the world. This is a folk tale from Japan. It was a touch too long for a perfect storytime book, but I read it first and it seemed to mostly keep the kids' interest. I particularly enjoyed the detailed illustrations and the resolution to the problem between the two neighbors.

    8. I just loved this book. When my kids weren't in the mood to read it (we got it from the library), I would read it myself. I loved the artistic drawings - seemed to be paper art. It tells a well-known story about two warring neighbors who fight over customers and then grow to work together and have fun. The way this book is typeset and the way the graphics are, it just is so fun to read!

    9. An adaption of a traditional Japanese folk tale. Yoshi's neighbor makes the most delicious smelling broiled eels in Yedo, but he is too cheap to buy them so he enjoys them vicariously. His neighbor Sabu believes that Yoshi is the reason that he is poor and demands payments for the delicious smells. So begins the feud until they find a way out their differences to their mutual benefit.

    10. Yoshi loves broiled eels. His neighbor Sabu makes and sells broiled eels. Yoshi believes his neighbor should share the leftovers. Sabu believes Yoshi should pay for them. But Yoshi is too stingy to pay. After a hilarious dispute involving Yoshi paying for the smell of the eels with the sound of his clinking money, they both work together to bring Sabu more customers.

    11. This book is about Yoshi, who loves the smell of his neighbor Sabu's roasted eels. Being cheap, he will never buy them, until one day Sabu begins cooking the stinkiest fish instead of the eels. Yoshi attracts a crowd to come to Sabu's hibachi for his eel. Then, as friends, they share the eel each night. This book is funny!

    12. While reading this book to my daughter, I smelled of delicious smoky, broiled eels which made me drool. I also danced with my daughter on the sound of coin jingles. Chin Jara Jara Chin Jara Jara, this book will entertain you with its cultural wit and sense of humor.

    13. This book is really funny. A great read aloud as it has sounds which make students want to dance along. Yoshi and his neighbor Sabu have a feud. They finally solve it in a peaceful way. Not a bad message for young and old alike.

    14. So fun! I very cleaver book about a Japanese fan maker and his neighbor a chief. Great lessons, fun sounds, and lively illustrations. Some of the words were a little hard to pronounce though so you might want to double check before using for story time.

    15. When Yoshi's neighbor, Sabu, the eel broiler, attempts to charge him for the delicious-smelling aromas he has been enjoying, Yoshi hatches a plan to enrich them both.

    16. Nice story of traditional japan, but what strikes the reader are the outstanding pictures, light and elegant as japanese culture is.

    17. Great use of sound words (onomatopoeia) and charming characters are a highlight of this beautifully illustrated children's book.

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