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Yoko Finds Her Way (Yoko)

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Yoko and her mama are going on a trip to Japan! Yoko helps Mama get to and through the airport by reading signs along the way. By the time they get to their gate, Mama is exhausted. While Mama naps, Yoko goes to the washroom. But "Oh, no!" Yoko takes the wrong exit and finds herself in a completely different part of the terminal. Before she knows it, Yoko is on the moving ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion (first published May 7th 2013)
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I like all the books about Yoko, the little Japanese American cat. In this story she is going to Japan with her mother. She's very proud of the fact that she can read signs, and helps her mother find her way to the airport. But sometimes even signs don't help, and if you go out the wrong door... Yoko and her mother are separated! What will she do? Luckily, a sign shows her where she can get help. Every page has signs along the top that readers can interpret themselves. All the signs with symbols ...more
Libby
May 18, 2014 Libby rated it it was amazing
We've read Yoko books before, but this one was the first in awhile, and it was great. In it, Yoko and her mother are on their way to Japan, and they have to navigate through the airport using signs. My kids loved finding the different signs, and it was a good chance to talk about what the signs meant, including those that weren't explicitly referred to in the story. It was especially nice, because all three kids (ages 6, 4, and 2) could find the signs and, after a couple readings, tell what they ...more
The Book Maven
A prettily-illustrated book about kitten Yoko, who is confident in her ability to read signs and wayfind--until she gets turned around and loses her sense of direction at an airport! The text and illustrations are a little on the busy side, but a pleasant enough story about the self-sufficiency (and caution) we should instill in children.
Rachel
Sep 20, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Yoko is my favorite Rosemary Wells character - of course, she's a cat! Yoko and her Mama are taking a plane to Japan! While waiting at the airport for their flight they get separated! But, Yoko keeps a cool head and uses the airport directional signs and help from a security officer to find her way and her Mama!
Jill
Sep 19, 2014 Jill rated it really liked it
I like how Yoko reads the signs to help her mother out. I also like that the signs have recognizable pictures on them so kids can "read" them along with Yoko. A great extension activity would be for parents/caregivers to talk about the different signs they see throughout their day with their young child(ren).
Janet
Apr 26, 2016 Janet added it
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Yoko reads signs in order to get through the airport when she and her mother are taking a flight to Japan.

Age: 4+

Practice: Print Awareness (This book uses signs to guide Yoko and her mother through the airport, so it promotes the idea that signs can be used to carry messages.)
Monica Williams
Aug 07, 2014 Monica Williams rated it liked it
Rosemary Wells' illustrations never fail to charm, but the story does fall a bit flat in this version. With a better story this would have been a winner.
Kimberly
Jun 23, 2014 Kimberly rated it did not like it
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Generally I love the Yoko books, however this was very disappointing. Besides being confusing, I have an issue with the term "police lady." Why couldn't "police officer" be used? It's 2014.
Mary
Apr 27, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it
A good candidate for a CLEL Bell Award - in the READ category as Yoko shows us how she "reads" the pictures on the signs at the airport.
Naomi
Apr 17, 2014 Naomi rated it it was ok
There was nothing about this story that really kept me interested.I found even the illustrations were mediocre. There was nothing exciting about it.
Ama
A cute story about reading signs (an early literacy/print awareness/environmental print activity).
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Rosemary Wells is the author of a number of popular children's books, most notably the Max and Ruby series which follows the everyday adventures of sibling bunnies - curious three year old Max and bossy seven year old Ruby. She gets the inspiration for Max and Ruby from her two daughters and the experiences they
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