32 pages, 10.63 × 7.87 × 0.12 in
September 1, 2005
Kids Can Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1553377524
ISBN - 13: 9781553377528
About the Book
The joyful story of a young girl who dances to her own drumbeat, and in doing so teaches others about the richness of diversity.
From the Publisher
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.
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.
Jorisch’s watercolours creations capture the spunk of the free-thinking Suki.