Danbi’s Favorite Day

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Danbi is excited about Children’s Day, a holiday in Korea celebrating all the children on Earth. Danbi promises the children at school that there will be tigers and magic castles and train rides and more. But her mother tells her that’s not really what the holiday is all about. And Mommy says they can have a party that will still be fun. Danbi is not so sure. Even though Mommy says it will probably rain, Danbi insists on setting up the party outside, so they do. The children arrive and everyone seems to be having fun when suddenly the skies open and rain pours down. They move the party inside, but the children start asking where all the things promised are. Can Danbi save the day?

Anna Kim has written a very fun story about a favorite holiday from her culture. Danbi is a great character — charming, silly, determined, brave, and completely childlike, and her first-person telling of her own story is the perfect way to tell this enchanting story. The illustrations are spectacular. They are bright, cheery, and filled with delightful details to help keep little ones engaged. Don’t miss this one. It is just too good.

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Author Anna Kim
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Penguin Young Readers Group
Publish Date 25-Apr-2023
ISBN 9780451478931 Buy this Book
Issue September 2023
Category Children's