Sunday, July 08, 2007

Book Review: Where on Earth is My Bagel?

“Where on Earth is My Bagel?” was written by Frances Park and Ginger Park. I recently borrowed it from the library, but I may have to make it a part of my personal library. I loved it. It’s about a little boy in South Korea who is searching for a New York bagel. I found the story to be whimsical and amusing.

My son was very confused at why the little boy could not find a bagel…after all, my son knows which row at the grocery store has shelves full of bagels. My parents often call my son “bagel boy” because he likes them so much. At age three, he was too young to understand that he was seeing a little glimpse of Korea in the book…but he did mention that he liked the clothes with all the colors.

Age aside, I enjoyed seeing a little glimpse of Korea, following Yum Yung on his search and witnessing that first bite of the treasured bagel. I would recommend this book. It is a delightful mix of modern day story and Korean folktale.

1 comment:

zoe said...

Thanks for the recommendation...I'm always on the look-out for great picture books. My little guy (almost 3) is pretty crazy about bagels and he's become quite interested in/excited about things having to do with Korea. I think I'll head over to amazon and check this out.