여름 낚시 by 김지안
This is one of my favorite Korean children’s books. A very good friend gave it to me when the little guy was born. We’re both cat moms and she chose this based on the cover alone. (If you’ve ever shopped for books in Korea, you’ll know a lot of them are wrapped in plastic so you can’t flip through like here.) She was in Seoul for work and brought this all the way back to the States for us. What a great friend! <3
Summer Fishing, by Jee Ahn Kim is beautifully illustrated and playfully written. Along with narration, there is a little bit of dialogue mixed with fun sound effects making it an entertaining read for babies, toddlers, and kids. The storyline is light and silly. A group of cats go to the beach and try their luck with ocean fishing. They have a bit of a struggle and they get help from an unexpected ally.
The illustrations are beautiful and the color palette is gorgeous. This book is one in a four-part series. Each book represents a different season. There is a lot of great beach and summer-related vocabulary. Since the cats are fishing for their feast, there are also a few mealtime phrases. This is actually one of the easier books for me to read in Korean. (I’d say my level is intermediate, at best.) And, reading all the sound effects and using different voices for the cats makes my son smile and laugh every time.
When I’m browsing online, I always feel overwhelmed by the choices. I feel so lucky Summer Fishing fell into our laps. Thank you so much, Imo!
You can buy 여름 낚시 by 김지안 online at Aladin US. Or, check with your local Korean Bookstore. Most will price match and place orders for you.