This weekend boasted a girlfriend getaway with my Korean college friends which included a trip to a Korean bath house, a Korean hair salon, a Korean restaurant, a korean food court, and of course a Korean bookstore.
The kids book section is very enticing at The Korean Book Center at the Koreatown Plaza in LA. It was hard choosing just one book. Lemme show you what else I would have bought.
4) The last book I don't have an image to show you, but it was called Go-Mah-Wuh and had about 6 buttons in the soundbox that corresponded to different "polite" words like go-mah-wuh (thank you), mi-yan-heh (sorry), ahn-young (hi) and jahl-ga-rah (see ya later!). It was shrink wrapped so I couldn't see inside the book. But this one's also a keeper.
So, you're probably wondering where you would find these books if you didn't live near a Korean bookstore. I'm wondering also. Amazon has a great selection of Korean-English books, Hanbooks has a lot of great Childrens' Books (Newberry and Caledcott awards; in Korean), and I mentioned Little Seouls above, but their selection is limited. Of course there are Korean online sites in Korean, but navigating those sites with my limited Korean would be difficult. So, I'm still on the look-out. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated!