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Yoshi's Feast (Melanie Kroupa Books) (edition 2000)

by Kimiko Kajikawa, Yumi Heo (Illustrator)

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Title:Yoshi's Feast (Melanie Kroupa Books)
Authors:Kimiko Kajikawa
Other authors:Yumi Heo (Illustrator)
Info:DK Publishing (2000), Edition: 1st ed, Hardcover, 32 pages
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Tags:picture book, books in other places, japan, eels, revenge, neighbors, smell

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A delightful tale about a selfish, eel-loving neighbor and a cunning eel chef who eventually become good friends-- but not before they each test each other through a variety of eel-related tricks. Children will enjoy the quirkiness of this tale, and its moral lesson about the virtues of generosity and friendship. ( )
  DayehSensei | Jul 4, 2011 |
Beautiful oil, pencil, and collage illustrations and creative use of typesetting come together in this classic folktale to form an engaging and provocative picture book. This adaptation of the Japanese folktale "Smells and Jingles" tells the story of Yoshi, a fan maker, and his neighbor Sabu, an eel broiler. The eels Sabu broils smell delicious, but Yoshi won't buy them; he just smells them cooking while he eats plain rice. When Yoshi tells Sabu that he'll never buy the eels because he can smell them for free, Sabu gets angry and gives Yoshi a bill. Yoshi "pays" the bill in a clever way. Although they reach an impasse, in the end the neighbors cooperate. Sabu makes money, and Yoshi gets to eat eels for free. The simple text and engaging illustrations will appeal to a range of ages, and the story will prompt discussion on topics such as fairness, teamwork, and creative problem solving. 2000, DK Publishing, $15.95. Ages 6 to 14.Eileen Hanning (Children's Literature)
  fergie5 | Jun 9, 2007 |
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Fan maker Yoshi loves the delectable smell of the eels broiled by his fishmonger neighbor, Sabu. But he also loves the sound of the coins jingling in his money box, and so he never actually buys the eels, content just to smell them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Struggling to make a living selling his eels, Sabu is furious with Yoshi for his stubbornness, and demands payment for all the eels Yoshi has sniffed. Yoshi retaliates by performing a wild coin-rattling dance in the street: "chin chin jara jara... chin jara jara...." When he finishes, he tells Sabu, "You have charged me for the smell of your eels, and I have paid you with the sound of my money." Is there any hope of reconciliation for these feuding neighbors?

Adapted from the Japanese folktale "Smells and Jingles," this hilarious story shows that in business--and in life--you usually get what you pay for. Compromise often ends up being the most satisfying arrangement all around. Yumi Heo's oil, pencil, and collage illustrations are the real treasure. Readers of all ages will pore over the rich golds, greens, and reds, returning to the story again and again to savor this feast for their eyes. (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:54:35 -0400)

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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