Yotsuba&!

Yotsuba&!

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"Hello! This is Koiwai Yotsuba, Yotsuba Koiwai...um, YOTSUBA! Yotsuba moved with Daddy to a new house from our old house waaaaaaay over there! And moving's fun 'cos people wave! (Ohhhh!!) And Yotsuba met these nice people next door and made friends to play with (one of 'em acted like one of those bad strangers Daddy told Yotsuba not to go with, but it was okay in the end). I hope we get to play a lot. And eat ice cream! And-and-and...oh yeah! You should come play with Yotsuba too!"--Cover p. [4].
Publisher: New York : Yen Press, 2009
Edition: First Yen Press edition
ISBN: 9780316073875
0316073873
Branch Call Number: 741.5 Az
Description: 224 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
Audience: Rated for all ages
Additional Contributors: Forsyth, Amy
Delgado, Terri

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OPL_KrisC Jan 31, 2018

I love this manga series about a bright-eyed young girl named Yotsuba who has a huge personality. I definitely laughed while reading this manga and shook my head numerous times. This is the first manga series that I ever attempted to read and feel that it is a good starting point in learning how to read manga if you are interested. It does a very good job of making the panels easy to follow.

Scythers Sep 08, 2017

Despite being categorized as a juvenile title, this series would be most enjoyed by those 18+ not because of adult humour, but because it's that much easier to enjoy the wonder and laughter that (someone else's) child can bring. I find that this manga takes many extremes about children as well as some typical behavior and stuff them into one energy-filled character with no fear of people... or learning! The series is SOOO good in my opinion that I can't bring myself to read them all, but rather savor them every now and then as I travel from one branch to another.

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gumball12
Apr 09, 2017

The humour never gets old.

haklh Feb 19, 2017

I have loved the Yotsuba! series since volume 2 and am impressed at its consistently high standard in terms of plot, humour and character development. In fact it seems to be getting better all the time! This is probably the best manga series I have read in a long time, barring Kimi ni Todoke.
I haven't reviewed Yotsuba before, so I will start with my general thoughts about the entire series: it is a very gentle slice-of-life series where each chapter (sometimes two) is a separate story. The humour is warm and very gentle and overall it feels charming, adorable and heartwarming. BUT never sickly sweet, precocious or sentimental - a big achievement, in my opinion.
I love this series for two main reasons: firstly, because Yotsuba has realistic behaviour and mannerisms of a preschooler; and secondly, because Yotsuba's dad is very unusual as manga dads go - he works from home and is a single dad and primary caregiver to Yotsuba; he appears extensively in most chapters. (I think this is hugely important and unusual because parents are so often absent from children's stories.) Did I also mention that Mr Koiwai seems like a lovely dad? He is affectionate but firm, not afraid to be a bit silly, and seriously understands his little girl.
Overall - I'm a fan, I think it's great, just read it.

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Cameron622
Jan 07, 2017

Yotsuba&! is an awesome book because it's funny

JCLAmandaC Nov 30, 2016

I absolutely loved this book and the entire series! You spend the entire book laughing at the silly and sometimes crazy antics of this little 5-year-old green-haired Japanese girl. She tells the world like she sees it and does not censor things (like all children do). She gets into trouble (and paint). And she may use markers on things that aren't washable (like people's faces). This really is such a wonderful story. If you have a bad day, read this book. If you need to laugh a little, read this book. Just do it.

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Sofiacutebunny
Apr 05, 2016

I Love Yotsuba. I've been reading these books 3 times now. From the first to thirteenth. I wish the next one came out soon. I am in 8th grade now and this book makes me laugh all the time I read it. I recommend this book because all age can read this.

slyun Dec 07, 2015

I love this series of manga.Even when I read it like 10 times.

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YadanarMai
Nov 28, 2015

Hello, this is Mai. I read this book and it was fun too. There were some of the part where it make me laugh. You should read all the volume.

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Black_Bee_2
Dec 13, 2014

This is a super sweet and super funny novel. About the adventures in the daily life of a 5 year old girl. Does a good job of portraying the general character of little kids
en francais
Ce livre est vraiment chouette! Tous les livres Yotsuba racontes les aventures dans la vie d'une petite fille. L'auteur a bien montre le character general de les enfants a sont age.

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gumball12
Apr 09, 2017

"Daddy is an enemy of the Earth too!"

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010006351
Mar 06, 2010

"Nuh-uh. My house is over there. Way, WAAY down there."

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010006351
Mar 06, 2010

"ZREE, ZREE"

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010006351
Mar 06, 2010

"She waved at me, Daddy! C'mon, you have to wave, too!"

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bookworm3_3 Mar 06, 2013

about a funny young girl who is pretty weird, and shows how life is through the eyes of a child, an adventure!

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