Suki's Kimono

Suki s Kimono 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 sch

  • Title: Suki's Kimono
  • Author: Chieri Uegaki Stéphane Jorisch
  • ISBN: 9781553377528
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 wSuki 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.

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    1. Having a strong-willed and self-possessed little girl of my own, I have to admire a kindred spirit when I see one in a book. In Suki’s Kimono, by Chieri Uegaki, Suki is choosing what to wear on the first day of first grade. Suki dismisses her sisters’ suggestion to wear something “cool” and chooses instead to wear something meaningful; a kimono and geta shoes that she wore on a special occasion with her grandmother. At school, Suki remains calm, confident, and dignified as she was questi [...]

    2. This book has wonderful illustrations and really helps to convey the charm and grace of Japanese culture and festivals. We lived in Japan for four years and got to participate in a club that played taiko drums and it was wonderful. Our girls were born there and we left when they were so young, they don't have any memories of that time, which makes me a little sad. I hope to bring them back to visit someday.The narrative, however, just didn't ring true to me. Suki's sisters were a bit too snide a [...]

    3. Oh, dear--I seem to be in the minority who didn't LOVE this book but I still thought it was nice, just a bit predictable and familiar in terms of theme. Suki wants to wear her kimono to school, even though her older sisters warn her she will be teased--but Suki's grandmother gave her the kimono and she loves it very much, especially since it reminds her of a beautiful festival they attended with lots of dancing. Suki is, indeed, snubbed and ridiculed for her kimono until she shows her dance to t [...]

    4. A beautifully illustrated and simply told story about Suki and her first day at school. She wears her kimono despite the warnings from her older sisters about her choice not being new or cool. Suki remembers the day she received the kimono from her obachan and how much fun they'd had.She wears the kimono to school to remember, but also to celebrate that wonderful day in the past.

    5. First grader Suki had such a wonderful time with her obachan over the summer at a street festival, that she decides to wear her Japanese grandmother's present, a komono and geta, on her first day of school. Her sisters are embarrased by her outfit because it isn't "new" or "cool" but Suki doesn't seem to care what they think and keeps her outfit on anyway. At school Suki is teased and stared at by the other students, but she ignores them. Then in class, the teacher asks her what she did over the [...]

    6. I read this book and listened to it on Tumblebooks:Summary: It is about a young girl who chooses to wear her kimono on her first day of first grade. Her sisters make fun of her, and tell her not to do it, but she wants to anyway. The story explains how she got the kimono. You learn that her grandmother spent the day with her at a festival. She danced and ate wonderful food, and then her grandmother purchased her a pink handkerchief. She wanted to wear the kimono, because it was her favorite day [...]

    7. This is a very good story with a character you can't help but love. Suki wants to wear her new kimono, a gift from her obachan (grandmother), on the first day of school. Her older sisters warn her that the other kids will laugh at her, as they choose some "cool" new clothes to wear and distance themselves from this embarrassing little sister on their walk to school. Some of the other first-graders do make fun of her kimono, but when everyone in the class is asked to talk about what they did over [...]

    8. When Suki starts school, she insists on wearing the kimono that her grandmother brought her over the summer, even though her sisters warn her that everyone will make fun of her. Suki does not care because the kimono is her favorite thing to wear because it reminds her of all of the traditional Japanese activities she and her grandmother did over the summer, eating in the market, dancing in a circle dance, and watching the taiko drummers perform. Sure enough, the kids at school make fun of Suki's [...]

    9. It is the first day of school. Suki is wearing the kimono that her obachan gave her. Her sisters think that she should wear new clothes and that others will laugh at her. But Suki loves her kimono and it reminds her of the wonderful festival she had attended with her obachan. Suki floats along to school, feeling happy and loving the way her kimono fits. Once she arrives at school, other kids do giggle and look at her funnybut it doesn't take long for her to show them how wonderful the kimono is. [...]

    10. Summary: It is Suki's first say back to school and she wants to wear the kimono that her grandmother gave her. Her sisters tell her not to wear it because people will think it's weird. But Suki doesn't care and she wears it to school anyways. When she gets to school, many of the kids make fun of her for her kimono. And when her new teacher asks her in front of the class what she did over the summer, Suki proceeds to reenact the dance that she and her grandmother did over the summer during their [...]

    11. Suki's Kimono by Chieri Uegaki and illustrated by Stephane JorischGenre: Realistic Fiction This story is about a girl named Suki who for the first day of school wore her kimono and geta (Japanese sandals) even through she was advised not to by her sisters. Her sister told her that she should wear something cool to school. They even walked a few steps ahead of her on their way to school to pretend they did not know her. Kids at school made fun of her but she did not care because she got her kimon [...]

    12. Suki's Kimono follows Suki on her first day of school. While her sisters are excited to show off their new clothes for their friends, Suki is going to wear the kimono she wore while at an Asian festival with her grandmother. She thinks its awesome and proud of her heritage, but her sisters think she'll be made fun of and pretend not to know her as they walk to school. And when she gets to school, Suki is either teased or ridiculed for her outfit, aside from her friend Penny. During show and tell [...]

    13. The book is about Japanese culture and diversity. A girl, Suki, wanted to wear her kimono on the first day of the school, but her sister said that she would be laughed by her classmates. Her favorite dress is the kimono, and she worn it at a street festival. She danced, ate traditional Japanese food, and bought a handkerchief as a souvenir. When she reached the school, some students stared at her and pointed at her dress. A girl, Penny, said hi to her, and then they became good friends. The teac [...]

    14. Suki's Kimono is about a young girl named Suki who's proud to wear her Kimono that her grandmother gave to her during her visit over the summer. During the summer visit, her grandma took her to a street festival that was filled with different vendors and dancing that represented their heritage. Though her sisters and classmates laughed and stared at her for wearing the kimono, Suki paid no mind to them as she embraced the culture that her grandma helped her to be so proud of. At the end of the d [...]

    15. Suki’s KimonoPicture book: Different CultureGrades K-4Stéphanie Jorisch uses an abstract, sketched illustrating style and effectively captures emotional expression on the characters' faces. The use of soft colors rendered in faded watercolor draw attention to the use of the brighter repetition of blue and yellow symbolizing Suki’s kimono. Chieri Uegaki tells the story in short paragraphs, written in a simple yet descriptive way. Scenes from Suki’s happy memories of the day she went to a J [...]

    16. Suki's Kimono is a fun realistic fiction book about a young girl named Suki, who absolutely loves her blue cotton kimono. This was a very inspiring and fun book to read. The author writes about how it is important to be proud of your heritage. There is nothing to be ashamed of, and standing out is more unique than fitting in. Suki enjoys wearing her kimono and wants to wear it to school. Although her two older sisters make remarks on how odd she is and that she should change into something more [...]

    17. Suki's Kimono was a book about a young girl named Suki who wanted to wear her new kimono to the first day of school. Two of her older sisters told her she shouldn't wear it because people would make fun of her. When she got to school, kids did make fun of her, but she tuned them out and showed them a dance she learned at a Chinese festival. Once she did her dance, all the students clapped for her. This book did offer the children an idea to think about, but I think Suki was seen more as the "her [...]

    18. Summary: Suki's Kimono is a book written by Chieri Uegaki, and illustrated by Stephane Jorisch. Suki is a first grader who goes to her first day of school in her blue kimono. Her sister's try to talk her way out of it, but she remains persistent. All day she is made fun of for being "different" and dressing up funny, but Suki is not bothered by their nasty comments and remarks. Her teacher asks the class what they did over the summer and Suki tells her story about her kimono.Her Obachan (grandma [...]

    19. Summary: Suki’s Kimono, by Chieri Uegaki, is a great book about a girl named Suki who chooses to wear her kimono to class on the first day of school instead of wearing something new and cool to try and fit in. Suki’s sisters were embarrassed by Suki’s kimono and tried to convince her to wear something else so that the other kids didn’t think she was weird. Suki did not listen to her sisters and ignored other children when they laughed and stared at her. When it is time to share with her [...]

    20. Reading level: 3.8Book Summary: This wonderfully illustrated book tells a story of a girl named Suki who's favorite possession is her blue cotton kimono. It is a gift from her obachan, and holds special memories of her grandmother’s visit last summer. Follow along in this lovely story about a spunky girl determined to to wear the special kimono on her first day back to school, no matter what anyone says.Characteristics that support the genre: Realistic Fiction, Theme/Subject, Elementary School [...]

    21. This book is about a girl named Suki who wants to wear her kimono to school. Despite her classmates telling her that "people will think it's weird", Suki is determined to wear it. Her kimono reminds her of her grandma and all the cool things they did together when they wore their kimonos. This was a very sweet book of a proud girl who was daring to be different. This book goes with my topic because it shows how students with different cultural backgrounds are made to feel different from the norm [...]

    22. This narrative tells about the Japanese culture from the perspective of a child. Suki’s feeling of self-satisfaction came after she took steps to proudly share her heritage to her classmates. The author Chieri Uegaki identifies with the Japanese culture, because she is a second generation Japanese-Canadian. She captures the clothing and celebrations that is described by a little girl (Suki) ignoring criticism from her classmates about what she wears. The setting takes place in the classroom. A [...]

    23. Personal Reaction- I really liked this book because the story was not what I expected after reading the title and I also think that it has a wonderful message that should be shared with students at a young age. The message is to not care about what other people think of you and I think that is a lesson that is best to be learned when young.Purposes:Read aloud to 1st grade students for several purposes-enrichment and enjoyment of the story itself. Suki is confident and excited to share something [...]

    24. What: This book is about a young girl who after spending time with her Grandmother wants to wear the kimono that she gave her to school. Suki's siblings begged her not to wear it saying that people would think that she is weird. Suki didn't care, and she wore it to school. She was made fun of and poked at until it was her turn to go in front of the class and share her story. She told about her time visiting her Grandmother. Afterwards, everyone thought that her kimono was just as awesome as she [...]

    25. My overall impression was how fun this book is. Suki is such a fun free spirited girl who enjoys life and isn’t afraid to let it out. She has such a positive attitude. My initial impact was how interesting the illustrations were. This book is a perfect read to any age children. They can get more information on another culture, but it is also just a fun read. Suki’s Kimono did not have border around the images or text. The images were full page images. Text was placed in a variety of places o [...]

    26. Suki had a great time with her obachan (grandmother) at a Japanese festival where she gets her own kimono and learns dances and other festive things about Japan. She APPRECIATES the experience she had with her obachan so much that she wears her kimono to school on the first day with complete CONFIDENCE! Others aren't sure what to think about her, but when her teacher shows what it's like to be OPEN MINDED, she let's Suki teach the class about her clothing and show them how beautiful her Japanese [...]

    27. This story is about a girl name Suki who decides to wear her kimono on the first day of school. As the story is based in present day America, her sisters make fun of her for her outfit choice. Suki worries about the possibility of being teased at school but decides to be herself anyway. In the end, her class loved her kimono and the story behind it. A cute story to read on the first day of school and open up a community in the classroom. Each student could stand up, introduce themselves, and tal [...]

    28. E UEGGR: NLexile: 690LSuki had a great time with her obachan (grandmother) at a Japanese festival where she gets her own kimono and learns dances and other festive things about Japan. She APPRECIATES the experience she had with her obachan so much that she wears her kimono to school on the first day with complete CONFIDENCE! Others aren't sure what to think about her, but when her teacher shows what it's like to be OPEN MINDED, she let's Suki teach the class about her clothing and show them how [...]

    29. Over the summer, Suki's grandmother took her to a traditional festival that had a circle dance. Suki was given a kimono at the parade as a token to remember the fun. Suki loved the kimono so much that she decided to wear it on the first day of school. Others around her weren't so sure of the choice, but in the end Suki was celebrated it a wonderful way.I would use Suki's Kimono to make a cultural connection in my classroom. Hopefully by reading these types of books, students will realize that we [...]

    30. Multicultural Children's Book and ebookSuki's Kimono is a really cute story of a young girl being proud of who she is and not being ashamed to wear what she want, no matter what anyone may say or think. Suki learns that being original and true to yourself will make you much happier than following the crowd. The artistic elements in this book absolutely beautiful because the illustrator uses watercolors that work well with the story. This multicultural book could be used to teach children about t [...]

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