I, Doko
I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket
By Ed Young
Philomel, 2004
ISBN-10: 0399236252
Ages: 5 to 9
Grades: K - 3
Doko is only a simple basket. It is not only grain from the field that he carries — he has also carried his master's child, and wood for the fire. He was there when the child became a man and married. And he very nearly had to carry the grandfather away forever. Luckily, someone wise beyond their years spoke up and made it possible for Doko to carry the grandfather home again instead.

Awards: New York Public Library, 100 Books for Reading and Sharing

Children's BookPage review: "A rich treat of gouache, pastel and collage from a master of the picture-book form, I, Doko is a book to be pored over."