Sunday Funday in Koreatown (Yoomi, Friends, and Family) (Paperback)

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Yoomi and Daddy are going to Koreatown today! This story celebrates family, resilience, and Korean culture.

Yoomi has planned the perfect Sunday! But the shirt she wants to wear is in the laundry. And she doesn't have the seaweed she needs for a kimbap breakfast. 

So Yoomi wears another shirt and eats a different breakfast, and she and Daddy take a bus to Koreatown, where they read Korean books, eat Korean treats such as patbingsu and tteokbokki, and visit Grandma. Though Yoomi's perfect day is filled with mishaps and things don't always go her way, Yoomi learns the advantages of being resilient and open-minded. Yoomi's imperfect day is better than she ever could have imagined!

A family recipe for kimbap is included.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Don't miss the rest of the Yoomi, Friends, and Family books, including: 

No Kimchi for Me!
(A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, Bank Street Best Book, and Best Book for Family Literacy)

Let's Go to Taekwondo
(A Junior Library Gold Standard Selection)

About the Author

Aram Kim is a NY-based children's book author/illustrator and a picture book designer. She was born in Ohio, spent her childhood in South Korea, and now lives in Queens, NY. Aram brings a distinctive South Korean flair to works she creates. She is an advocate for diversity in children's literature, and creator of the Multicultural Children's Book Day poster for 2018. Her debut picture book Cat on the Bus (2016) was included in Children's Choice Reading List by ILA/CBC. Her second picture book No Kimchi for Me! (2017) is a Junior Library Guild selection, Bank Street College's Best Children's Book of the Year (2018), and 2018 A Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy by The Pennsylvania Center for the Book. Her third book is Let's Go to Taekwondo: A Story About Persistence, Bravery, and Breaking Boards.

Aram has been invited to numerous book festivals and events to read and to talk about her creative process. She also holds workshops for people who want to create their own children's books. Visit

Praise For…

"A story everyone can relate to with the bonus of Korean cultural information." —School Library Journal

"Once again Kim explores universal experiences, in this case bad days, while highlighting the comforts and joys of Korean culture, her signature bright and colorful cartoons drawing attention to all the small, delectable details of Koreatown. . . . Sweet and accessible: Readers will savor Yoomi’s latest adventure."Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780823453283
ISBN-10: 0823453286
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: March 21st, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Yoomi, Friends, and Family