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The charming, acclaimed book about a cat who is teased for the food she brings for school lunch--and that launched the beloved series about Yoko--is about accepting and embracing our differences.

Mmm, Yoko's mom has packed her favorite for lunch today--sushi! But her classmates don't think it looks quite so yummy. "Ick!" says one of the Franks. "It's seaweed!" They're not even impressed by her red bean ice cream dessert. Of course, Mrs. Jenkins has a plan that might solve Yoko's problem. But will it work with the other children in class?

"This brightly colored schoolroom charmer [is] a perfect book for those American-melting-pot kindergarteners who need to develop a genuine respect for one another's differences." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

Don't miss the other stories about Yoko, including Yoko Finds Her Way

Publication Date: 
May 20, 2009