- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Lexile Measure: 690L (What's this?)
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Kids Can Press (September 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1553377524
- ISBN-13: 978-1553377528
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Suki's Kimono Paperback – September 1, 2005
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A fine choice for multicultural units as well as youngsters dealing with differences. Suki's story will appeal to other independent-thinking girls as well.―Booklist
Uegaki's first picture book is a joyful tribute to a little girl's inner and outer sense of style. Uegaki conveys Suki's determination to honour her grandmother and remember a favourite day with language as colourful as the all-important kimono. Suki's Kimono successfully achieves that delicate balance between plot, language, illustration, and design that is so critical when creating memorable picture books.―Quill & Quire, Starred Review
The title character in the appealing story is a free spirit who wavers only briefly in her dedication to her own feelings.―The New York Times
The story, written for ages four through eight, rings true on many levels.―ForeWord Magazine
Overall, this is an appealing story of courage and independence.―School Library Journal
Jorisch's watercolours creations capture the spunk of the free-thinking Suki.―Montreal Review of Books
An absolutely delightful tale ...―Asian Week
A wonderful story about being yourself, with the added bonus of teaching readers a little about Japanese culture.―Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Chieri Uegaki is a graduate of the creative writing department at the University of British Columbia. Suki's Kimono is her first published work. She lives in Sechelt, British Columbia.
Stéphane Jorisch's work has won many awards, including three Governor General's Awards for Illustration. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
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One stereotype of Japanese-Americans is that they can be quite shy and put the needs of others above themselves. Of course, any person can meet this profile, but less discussed is a (sometimes adaptive) stubborn streak and self-understanding. I bought this book for my son, because the connection to family rings true. I also bought it for myself, and was happy to see the main character dance.