To print a CCBC booklist, click on a list below and then use your browser’s “Print” command. You can also select books from one or more booklists to create a custom list, which can also include books from the CCBC-Recommended Book Search.
Yoshi the fan maker lives next-door to Sabu, who broiled delcious-smelling eels to sell the to few customers who came his way. Every night Yoshi watched Sabu gobble up all the leftovers, without once offering him a taste. Sabu thought it only fair that Yoshi pay for the eels if he wanted to eat them. A rift soon grew between the neighbors, with Sabu insisting that Yoshi pay for the privilege of smelling the broiled eels. Yoshi’s clever problem-solving leads to an amusing and satisfying resolution to this traditional Japanese tale. Kajikawa’s zesty retelling uses marvelous onomatopoeia that makes the story a pleasure to read aloud. Yumi Heo’s masterful oil, pencil and collage illustrations capture the humor and energy of the story. Highly Commended, 2001 Charlotte Zolotow Award ©2000 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Illustrated by Yumi Heo
CCBC Age Recommendation: Ages 4-8
Age Range: PreK-Early Elementary (Ages 4-7) Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-10)
Format: Picture book
Subjects: Folk and Fairy Tales Humor Japanese and Japanese Americans Problem-Solving
Diversity subject: Asian
Publish Year: 2000
CCBC Location: Non-Fiction, Kajikawa
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Our Recommended Book Search includes subject access to CCBC-recommended titles based on subject headings created by our staff.