There are a few things / about your best friend
that you can only learn / when you see where he’s from.
Minn knew / that Jake was from the city.
But she didn’t know / that his grandmother was Korean.
That he liked taking bubble baths. / That his brother, Soup,
might be an eating champion. / That Jake was a cheater,
and that he had a . . . / girlfriend?!
There are some things / about your best friend
that it’s better not / to know.
Bouncing free verse and playful black-and-white illustrations combine to make this a charming follow-up to Minn and Jake
. Minn and Jake's Almost Terrible Summer
is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.