Soomi's Sweater

by Susie Oh (Author)

Soomi's Sweater
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Silver medal winner of the 2020 Key Colors Illustrators Competition!

Key Colors is Clavis' biennial contest for picture book creators. Held in international markets since 1996, the first US edition was inaugurated in 2020. Only a children's book, intended for ages 2-7, can qualify for the award. A professional jury evaluates the artistic, literary and child-oriented qualities of the works with the winner receiving a monetary prize in addition to being published by Clavis. For many illustrators this unique award is the start of a successful international career.

Soomi's new sweater arrives, but it doesn't quite fit. Mom makes it just right and Soomi can't wait to show her friends. Soon, Soomi's brand new sweater isn't so new anymore. Her friends try to patch it up, but nothing works. Thankfully, Mom knows just what to do. She creates something better than brand new!

A heartwarming book about a little girl and her brand new sweater. For children ages 4 years and up

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Silver medal winner of the 2020 Key Colors Illustrators Competition!
Susie Oh
Susie Oh spent her early years wrangling goats and chickens in rural South Korea before boarding a plane for a new life in New York. One of her first memories of the city was a pilgrimage to the iconic library on Fifth Avenue: guarded by two marble lions, it was a temple to books. Susie loved books before she knew a word of English; she loved the tactile rustling of pages, the rhythm of the spoken word, and most of all, she loved the art. Susie studied illustration in college while volunteering in the America Reads program. She now teaches English as a New Language. With her passion for art, storytelling, and teaching, Susie hopes to create books that help early readers develop their own communication skills.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
November 20, 2021
Key Colors Illustrators Competition
Silver Medal Winner 2020

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