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Two Mrs. Gibsons

by Toyomi Igus

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This book was a good book. However, I feel that the wording was very repetitive. That would be the only downfall to this book. Every sentence started the same way, “This Mrs. Gibson…This Mrs. Gibson,” which made me tired of reading the book after a while. The mood of the story however was very light and as the reader, I could feel the love that both Mrs. Gibson’s and the child shared. Each page represented one of them and how opposite each one is. However, the narrator still loved everything about both. Which lead to an overall message that even though people are different they can all make you feel a different kind of love that is unique to them. ( )
  aromer7 | Feb 12, 2017 |
I liked this book for two reasons. First, the illustrations are very enhancing. The artistic style is appealing to the audience due to the vivid colors and the blending of colors. The author uses colors such as red and orange but then used lighter colors to make them pop. Second, the book pushes readers to think about tough issues. Readers are more focused on family and the love family members share; however, in a child's perspective, readers are pushed to think about differences within a multicultural and multiracial family. The main message of this story is that each family member is different than the other, but that shouldn't stop them from loving each other. ( )
  MackenzieYee | Apr 6, 2016 |
Two Mrs. Gibsons
Bryan O'Keeffe

I really enjoyed reading this book. I think that as a little child and not understanding the difference between different race and ethnicity this book does a great job. The illustrations in the book help decipher between the Asian and African american Mrs. Gibson. I feel that they fit along well with the book. The text was easy to understand and flowed really well. Especially since the book kept switching back and forth between the different Mrs. Gibson. The plot of the story was really flat. I felt as if there was not a real problem other than the child knowing two Mrs. Gibson's. That was not a problem while reading the book though. I had an easy time being able to understand who the different Mrs. Gibson's were. The setting always changed when a different Mrs. Gibson was being talked about.

I would definitely recommend this book to other children and have teachers include this book in their library. This book will help children have an easier time realizing that people can come in different colors, shapes and sizes; this message was extremely clear by displaying this in the title and the illustrations. ( )
  bokeef2 | Oct 14, 2014 |
A story of a girl about building a relationship with her Japanese mother and her African-American grandmother. ( )
  Gelettie | Nov 18, 2013 |
talks about how families can be different, the littlre girl had 2 mrs gibsons she new and they were of different race.
  DellaShaw | Nov 2, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0892391707, Paperback)

Two Mrs. Gibsons is author Toyomi Igus’s tender and touching tribute to the two most important women in her life, her Japanese mother and her African-American grandmother. In it, Toyomi celebrates the richness of growing up biracial. From her grandmother’s big bear hugs to her mother’s light caresses, from playing with her grandmother’s fancy Sunday-meetin’ hats to trying on her mother’s kimono, the author conveys the warmth of these special relationships.

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The biracial daughter of an African American father and a Japanese mother fondly recalls growing up with her mother and her father's mother, two very different but equally loving women.

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