This picture book evokes old memories for moms and dads while creating new ones for children.
- Book Intro
(English) The Three-Way Bus Station
The Three-Way Bus Station represents a memory.
The Three-Way Bus Station represents a meeting.
The Three-Way Bus Station also represents waiting.
Waiting for mom while she’s shopping is very difficult. Especially when she’s picking up delicious snacks, time passes by much slower than usual.
After a long wait, the bus stops. Mom, wearing her flower-patterned dress, gets off.
“Mom, where are the snacks?”
“Oh, my babies! Were you waiting again to see if mommy bought something tasty? Are you hungry? Mom bought candy and hot dogs!”
“My youngest! You’re tired and your legs hurt, right? Next time, if I haven’t come back for a while, just take your brothers home! Let’s go home and have dinner.”
Being the oldest, I always get scolded by my mom, but at this moment, I’m really happy. Because we have sweet and tasty hot dogs.
We can see that family is about being able to share happiness, even in small things.
Everyone has at least once waited for their mom as she went to work or went grocery shopping. Lots of people come and go at the bus stop. Some wait for the bus, some are happily waiting to meet someone, and some are just taking a short break. Like a tree standing in silence, a bus stop always gives people warm consolation and comfort. The Three-Way Bus Station conjures up old memories for mom and dad while presenting new ones to children through a story told from the author’s experiences during childhood.
- About the Author
Yeo Jubi was born in a small rural village in Yeongdong, North Chungcheong in South Korea, where sweet grapes and persimmons would ripen at every house. Yeo grew up running through the alleys of small rural villages with clear streams flowing and beautiful fields and mountains that change with the seasons. Such childhood sensibilities had a huge influence on Yeo’s writing and paintings.
Yeo published the fairy tale I'm Happy to Meet You. The Three-Way Bus Station is her first picture book.
Happy Reading in the Morning, 2020, Recommended Book