In need of thrilling magic to wake you up? Come to the Creepy Corner Store!
- Book Intro
Creepy Corner Store
In the neighborhood where Mincheol, Seongju, and Boyeong live, there is a very strange corner store.
Having searched three corner stores for Minimon Bread and failed in every single one, Mincheol bitterly turns to go home. Just then, he sees a boy holding a Minimon Bread, grinning widely. Mincheol rushes into the corner store the boy came out from, but the line is too long. When a little boy waiting in front of him looks away, Mincheol cuts in line and takes the last Minimon Bread. He saves the bread in his backpack and puts a piece of Oranda Cracker in his mouth. But instead of a cracking sound, he hears a "crook." Crook, crook! The sound gets louder as it chases Mincheol.
Seongju is angry because his mom doesn't buy the newest game item for him. He asks for a gift card for his upcoming birthday instead, but the answer is still no. But he sees a man in front of the ATM dropping a ten thousand won bill, distracted by a phone call. Seongju calls him from behind, but the man just walks away. Seongju doesn't even dream of doing anything with the money, but he changes his mind when he goes into the corner store and sees the gift card. He pays with the ten thousand won bill that he picked up, takes the gift card, and leaves the store. Suddenly, the gift card gets bigger and bigger and swallows Seongju.
Boyeong is to meet her mom outside the private academy after school. Because she has some time left, she goes into the corner store and buys a bag of gummy worms. But when she steps out, she sees heavy rain pouring down. She debates what to do, but then she spots an umbrella left on the umbrella stand. Boyeong grabs it, walks over to the academy, and waits for her mom. Suddenly, she hears someone yelling at her. "Don't block the entrance! Get out of the way!" The kid looks a little strange.
What magic will the children face as they each go through a conflict?
- About the Author
(English) Born in Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do and raised in Jamsil, Seoul. I went to Jamsil Elementary School when the Olympic Park was still a hillside village. I wish to be remembered as someone who tells fun stories with pictures. The picture books I wrote and illustrated include Singing Piggy, Rescue Mommy!, Stop the Fight!, Protect the Dream Factory!, A Strange Lost & Found Center, Dad's Strange Way Home, Mom's Strange Way to Work, Joyful Corner Store, Creepy Corner Store, Do You Think of Me at Work, Mom?, Do You Think of Me at Work, Dad?, Making Friends, What If I'm Wrong? Baseball Day, and Too Much to Worry.
- Bestseller Rank
Third place, childrens' books, YES24 (May 30, 2023)
Second place, childrens' books, Aladin (May 30, 2023)
Second place, childrens' books, Kyobo Book (May 30, 2023)