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Eyes that Kiss in the Corners

I am complete!

A young girl compares her eyes to those of her peers and describes them as something she got from her mother, glowing like warm tea and kissing in the corner. She describes her mother's eyes as making her feel safe, cheerful, and pleasant. She also says her mother acquired it from her mother. Her grandmother's eyes, she claims, can see inside her heart and are always full of fascinating stories.

We picked this book for its title. A young girl welcomes herself and speaks empoweringly about how her small eyes are not so small when it comes to loving everyone around her, allowing her to imagine larger-than-life stories and how they, too, are gorgeous. The illustrations are vibrant and complement the story well.

Joanna Ho's Eyes that Kiss in the Corners is a motivating story of confidence and compassion, wonderfully illustrated by Dung Ho.

Originally published: 2021

Author: Joanna Ho

Illustrations: Dung Ho

Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (4.5), Characters (4.5), Writing Style (4.5), Illustrations (5.0), Cover (5.0) & Ease (4.0)

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