This new entry in the series about the Japanese American cat accurately depicts how children learn to read with a parent's help_and, in Yoko's case, vice versa!
Yoko wants to learn to read! Mama is eager to help, even though as a native-born Japanese she can't read English herself. She takes Yoko to the library, where they pick out lots of books with appealing pictures. Soon, Yoko is reading all by herself! In a poignant ending, Yoko begins to teach her mama how to read in just the same way.