Monday, May 28, 2012

The Twins' Blanket by Hyewon Yum

These young twins have always shared everything. They have the same house, the same birthday, and the same blanket. They've slept with that blanket every night since they were born. But now their shared bed is getting too small for the two of them, and it's time for them to each have their own big bed. But who will get to keep the blanket?

This is a very lovely book. The little girls are so sweet and expressive. The illustrations are perfectly balanced; each girl has a side, and each page has one girl's dialogue (this took me awhile to figure out, but once it clicked I immediately flipped back and started reading again). The colours are rich and vibrant. The idea of twins being two individuals isn't new, but it's an important one. Hyewon Yum touches on a very interesting area that combines growing up with growing apart. Definitely check this book out; I can't wait to read more books by Hyewon Yum!

See more at Hyewon Yum's website.

Find it at IndieBound. 

Read it with:
Last Night by Hyewon Yum
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin
Dinosaur's Binkit by Sandra Boynton

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