Suki's Kimono

Suki's Kimono

Book - 2003
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Suki's favorite possession is her blue cotton kimono. A gift from her obachan, it holds special memories of her grandmother's visit last summer. And Suki is going to wear it on her first day back to school -- no matter what anyone says. When it's Suki's turn to share with her classmates what she did during the summer, she tells them about the street festival she attended with her obachan and the circle dance that they took part in. In fact, she gets so carried away reminiscing that she's soon humming the music and dancing away, much to the delight of her entire class! Filled with gentle enthusiasm and a touch of whimsy, Suki's Kimono is the joyful story of a little girl whose spirit leads her to march -- and dance -- to her own drumbeat.
Published: Toronto ; Tonawanda, N.Y. : Kids Can Press, c2003.
ISBN: 9781553370840
1553370848
Branch Call Number: E UEG
Characteristics: [29] p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Jorisch, St├ęphane

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stepha89
May 18, 2019

This would be a great first day of school story that also talks about Japanese culture and that it's okay to stand out.

forbesrachel Sep 22, 2012

This is a great story to teach kids that it is ok to dress different, and to be different from everyone else. Suki loves the kimono her grandmother gave her, and is proud of her culture.

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lightbytheway
Dec 08, 2010

Very nice story. Kids love it!

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stepha89
May 18, 2019

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 9

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