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A story of true love and six kinds of transportation.— Bekah
Yumi and her grandmother have the same great idea: They want to see each other. So they each head out to do just that, only to completely miss each other along the way! No problem—they'll just head back home and wait for the other to return. The trouble is that they have the same great idea—again—resulting in the ultimate missed connection! Will this duo ever find each other? Leave it to bestselling author-illustrator Taro Gomi to spin an action-packed story that sweetly, and humorously, celebrates the powerful grandparent-child bond.
About the Author
Taro Gomi is an internationally renowned author and illustrator who has created more than 400 books for readers of all ages, including the award-winning Over the Ocean and bestsellers Bus Stops, I Know Numbers!, My Friends, and Spring Is Here. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.
"Young readers will experience the pair's urgency, frustration, and joy as all's well that ends well. A perfect choice a to share on Grandparents' Day." -School Library Journal
"There's gentle comedy in the big, obvious gestures of the neighbors who help explain the situation to Yumi and Grandma. Unspoken, but also gratifying, is the idea of a place in which a small child can set out alone to see her Grandma in perfect safety."-Publishers Weekly
"The humor of this trifling anecdote is uncannily pitched to 3- to 6-year-olds, and Gomi's witty one-dimensional illustrations drolly complement his storytelling." --The New York Times
"Sweet and funny. another gem from picture-book master Gomi."-The Horn Book Magazine
"One of those books that we keep going back to over and over." --Illustoria
"Absolutely delightful in it's simplicity."--Book Riot
"A book of warmhearted mix-ups." -Kirkus Reviews