Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Hardcover – Picture Book


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners. By Joanna Ho, Illustrated by Dung Ho

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller

This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity.

A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.

Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages.

We recommend this book for children from the age of 4 year and upwards

The book is written by Matthew A. Cherry, Illustrated by Vashti Harrison

Product information

  • Reading Age: 4 - 8 years
  • Print length: 40 pages
  • Language: English
  • #Eyes That Kiss in the Corners is a tale of self-acceptance and respect for one’s roots, where a young girl finds beauty in her uniqueness.

We love it because


This is a beautiful book we read out aloud to our daughter to remind her how beautiful she is, a self reflection of her Dad and Mom. Encouraging her to love the features that make her special. 

About the publisher / Author / Illustrator

HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and the Man Booker Prize.


Joanna Ho is passionate about equity in books and education. She has been an English teacher, a dean, and a teacher professional development mastermind.



Dung (pronounced Dzung) Ho is a New York Times bestselling illustrator based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Her work focuses on children’s books. She also loves to draw interesting characters with unique personalities.