Only One Year

By The Horn Book Guide

In this tender story, nine-year-old Sharon’s toddler brother goes to live for a year in China with thier grandmother. ‘For a babysitter, Di Di is a job. But for Nai Nai, he is a grandson.’ This loving family misses Di Di, but the adjustment isn’t easy when he returns. Homey black-and-white illustrations, a pronunciation guide, and author’s note enhance appreciation of the story.