Yo, Jo!

Yo, Jo!

by Rachel Isadora

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While Jomar and his brother, Franklin, are on their stoop waiting for Grandpa, friends and neighbors come by--whizzing on skates, showing off their new treads, or bouncing a ball. Whether it's Whassup? or Yo!, Jo's got a greeting for everyone--until Grandpa arrives and only classic words will do: I love you.
     With a fresh new style, Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Rachel Isadora fashions an exuberant intergenerational celebration of language, neighborhoods, and family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547564371
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
File size: 30 MB
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Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

RACHEL ISADORA began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. She has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including the Caldecott honor, Ben's Trumpet, which was also a Boston Globe-Horn Book honor award winner. She grew up in New York City and lives there now.

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Yo, Jo! 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
lhanes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a rather fun tale of a young boy and his brother waiting to greet his grandfather when he gets home. During their wait, many people greet Jo with slang phrases.The intriduction of the new language keeps the reader involved.THe art and illustration in the book are vibrant and very wel put toghether with differrent mediums and hues, encompassing the collage style art. The illustrations were stronger than the story for this book.This would be a great accent to any art lesson where you are trying to get the students to think out side the box. Art is such a broad term that they can mix paint with ink and newspaper with wallpaper. Collageing is a great way to get the kids to tell a story without atually having to write something substantial.
bsalomon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jomar and his brother, Franklin, have many friends around their neighborhood. When making their way around the neighborhood, his friends say Yo to Jomar, Jo, in many different ways, including his grandfather. This is a great read loud book because it relates to children can relate to it.
acwheeler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A story about a boy who goes about his day using urban language. Once he meets up with his grandfather he uses "correct" language. No story line.
sharty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The illustrations in this book are collage made from painted paper and other items. The pictures are busy with brush strokes going many different directions and pastel dresses next to overflowing trashcans of newspaper and scraps next to windows with birds, trees, and curtains with clouds and leaves. This movement and activity in the illustrations captures life in this urban neighborhood while framing the sparse but significant text. The first and last page act like parentheses holding together with text the story that, through the middle, is mostly told in pictures as the boys walk through the neighborhood and receive unique greetings from the people they meet. The pictures create likeable and interesting characters while the words give validity to multiple ways of forming greetings and community in a diverse neighborhood.
ericarhenry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yo, Jo! by Rachel Isadora was the first one off the list that I read. I think kids would really like this one. It uses a lot of slang that I think they would like¿although I can see how they might tend to pick up the words and use them over and over so that might get kind of annoying. It was a very cute book though and it did point out that when talking to Grandpa, he didn¿t like the slang use. The illustrations were fantastic. I really liked how you could see brush strokes and all the drawings were very interesting and brightly colored. I especially liked how the illustrator would put in pieces of what looked like real newspaper clippings in various places.