Suki's Kimono by Chieri UegakiSuki's Kimono by Chieri Uegaki

Suki's Kimono

byChieri UegakiIllustratorStéphane Jorisch

Picture Books | September 1, 2005

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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.
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.
Title:Suki's KimonoFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.88 × 8 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:10.88 × 8 × 0.25 inPublished:September 1, 2005Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1553377524

ISBN - 13:9781553377528

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A spunky little girl! Suki is a great role model to use when teaching young ones about "being yourself" and how to deal with conflict. The story highlights how important it is to be you.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet read I got this to add to my childminding diversity book. It is really sweet easy read. I did love the story the character is believable even if her class mates reactions are far fetched.
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book! This book is a celebration of individual expression. Little Suki loves her kimono and it doesn't matter to her when her sisters tell her it's not the proper clothing to wear to school. It's a light-hearted story, but with an excellent message.
Date published: 2007-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Being Me: Suki’s Kimono This effervescent story, with its vivid, carefree illustrations and its protaganist’s refreshing win-win attitude, is a rousing celebration of individuality and joie de vivre. We love Suki!!
Date published: 2007-03-11

Editorial Reviews

A wonderful story about being yourself, with the added bonus of teaching readers a little about Japanese culture.-Kirkus Reviews