Eyes that Kiss in the Corner (2021)

by Joanna Ho
Illustrated by Dung Ho
ASN/ISBN: 9780062915627
Publication: January 5, 2021

This is the book I needed when I was growing up. My eyes were an attribute I was very insecure about because they were just one of many things other kids teased me about. Eyes that Kiss in the Corner highlights the uniqueness, the beauty of eyes that look like mine. They’re special because they reflect those of my parent’s, passed from one generation to the next. They are “eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea.” They “crinkle into crescent moons and sparkle like the stars.” The book impaled my heart with such warmth and positivity. If only someone had described my eyes as such when I was younger, it would have made a world of difference. Eyes that Kiss in the Corner celebrates diversity and promotes self-love. It’s not just about acceptance, but appreciating yourself just the way you are.

7 responses to “Eyes that Kiss in the Corner (2021)”

    1. It really is! I loved it. The illustrations are beautiful too.

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  1. I have this one on hold, I can’t wait to read it. Amazing review Koo!!

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    1. Thanks! It’s definitely worth the wait. It made me feel all warm and gooey inside–“what?! My eyes are beautiful too?” 😭😭😭 I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think once you get a chance to read it. I hope you like it.

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  2. It looks super cute and it sounds lovely. I love that it celebrates self-love and acceptance. Great review!

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    1. Thanks! It really is a heart-warming book.

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