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Older brother Chong describes a Korean family’s preparation for his baby sister Sara Mee’s tol, or first birthday celebration. In addition to special food and music, the family plays the game toljabee, in which symbolic items are placed before the child. According to custom, the first item the child grabs predicts his or her future.When Sara Mee picks up the paintbrush, Chong celebrates by making a card, providing words for his sister’s scribbles. Watercolor pictures framed with a thick black line focus on Sara Mee, charmingly outfitted in traditional dress, and her very proud, helpful brother. Of particular interest to Korean American families, this festive story also introduces a different cultural birthday tradition to non-Koreans. An author’s note personalizes the story and explains a little more; a glossary of terms is appended, but there is no pronunciation guide. Preschool-Grade 3. --Linda Perkins --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Kate Aver Avraham is a poet, children's author, and art enthusiast. She is the author of JOEY'S WAY. Kate lives in Santa Cruz, California.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 630L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580892116
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580892117
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #782,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BeatleBangs1964 VINE VOICE on November 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This beautifully illustrated story is a cultural sharing experience.

Chong, 6 tells his baby sister Sara Mee that she will celebrate her tol, or first birthday. Ever much the big brother, he stays at his sister's side, helping to bathe her, all the while talking about the Korean tradition of the tol.

Family members such as their grandparents from Korea, various aunts, uncles and cousins arrives. Their uncle Kwang plays a special drum, traditional Korean treats are eaten and then...the moment of the unveiling, or the choice Sara Mee will make when presented with many different choices for her future life.

What a lovely book that shares Korean traditions and Korean cultures. The characters are just delightful and the illustrations superb. One cousin is clearly Eurasian, an adorable moppet with blond hair and blue eyes and very Korean in appearance. He is a linking of Eastern and Western cultures and is very much a part of Sara Mee's tol, as are all the other family members. This book is such a treat that it will delight all ages. This is ideal for families and classrooms.

An added bonus is the glossary at the end of the book that provides definitions of Korean terms, foods and background of the tol.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bellica on May 4, 2011
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what will you be sarha mee? is a very nice book perfect for little kids big kids and toddlers beautifule pics and ilistrations
you will no be dissappointed with this book arived brand new looks exactly like pic would recomend to biy.i give this book 5 stars very pleased with purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bic Parker on February 11, 2010
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You can't help picking up this book with its beaming baby on the cover. Great story about a loving Korean family celebrating the baby's first birthday with a "fortune-telling" tradition. Beautiful illustrations to match the story.
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My kids loved the illustrations in this book, as did I, but the storyline itself was way too wordy, dragged out, and not put in a fun way to keep the attention of my little ones. I was even bored after a few pages.
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