A charming, heartfelt picture book debut from Su Youn Lee, Have You Eaten? celebrates one of the many ways we show love, by sharing food.
Coco loved sweet potatoes, and she loved to share them with everyone around her.
Coco the chipmunk is known for asking, "Have you eaten?" and sharing sweet potatoes. The other animals find Coco's question odd, but one day she shares her food with some animals who could use a friend. When Coco falls ill, her new friends come to care for her in the same way she taught them—by sharing food.
Inspired by a Korean greeting, this heartwarming story offers a fresh take on friendship and kindness.
About the Author
Su Youn Lee holds a BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts and won the 2016 SCBWI NY Student Illustrator Scholarship. She has had illustrations exhibited in cafes around the New York City metro area and in the NY Affordable Art Fair, for which she’s also served as a curator. Su Youn currently lives in her native Korea, but returns to the US occasionally. Have You Eaten? is her debut picture book.
"Bright cartoon illustrations depict the cute anthropomorphized animals in familiar activities; amusing details, like Coco’s sweet potato-themed wallpaper, add to the genial atmosphere. Throughout, Coco’s actions, which inspire other characters, convey how understanding, caring, and treats can nurture relationships and community." —Booklist
"This adorable tale of anthropomorphized critters embodying kindness and empathy is enhanced by a glimpse into Korean culture. . . Bright colors ensure that the sweet story and gentle illustrations pack a vibrant punch." —School Library Journal