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Book Review: Eyes That Kiss In The Corners by Joanna Ho, Illustrated by Dung Ho

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Genre: Picture Book, Asian Lit
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: 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.

 

My Review: This was such a lovely story! I liked the main character, the illustrations, and absolutely adore the cover.

Eyes That Kiss In The Corners is a celebration of what makes us who we are. The main character of this story happily and proudly talks about her distinct eyes and what makes those eyes – “eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea” – so special.

Her Asian heritage is celebrated through beautiful illustrations filled with vibrant colors and picturesque floras. I love how she basks in the joy of her shared features with her Mama, her grandmother Amah, and her little sister Mei-Mei. All of whom she loves alot. Their eyes that kiss in the corners means love and that love makes the girl happy.

I like how this is as much the little girl’s story as it is the author and illustrators: Joanna Ho with her eyes that “crinkle into crescent moons” and Dung Ho who draws inspiration from nature to paint each page with such pretty flowers.

Eyes That Kiss In The Corners was a lyrical picture book with splendid illustrations.

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