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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


Hyewon Yum

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


One rainy day, a little boy is upset because he can't go out and play. His mom comes up with a way to keep him entertained--by drawing a picture of herself and him going outside, playing in the rain, and splashing in a giant puddle. They have so much fun drawing themselves that they decide to venture out and make the most of the rainy weather.

Praise for Puddle


"Yum deftly ties moods, weather, parenting, and the power of art together." —Kirkus Reviews

“It’s just a picture,” mother and son tell one another at various points, but Yum’s (This Is Our House) renderings—done in a rough, childlike style that fits the story to a T—and all-dialogue text prove that there’s powerful magic in every act of representation, no matter how novice the artist." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Reviews from Goodreads

Hyewon Yum

Hyewon Yum is the creator of several picture books: The Twins' Little Sister, Last Night, a Fiction Honorable Mention for the Bologna Ragazzi Award and winner of the Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration; There Are No Scary Wolves, winner of the Society of Illustrators' Founder's Award; The Twins' Blanket, a Junior Library Guild selection; and Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Hyewon Yum also received the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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