for I Live in Tokyo by Mari Takabayashi
Detailed watercolor paintings illustrate the first-person account by seven-year-old Mimiko, who lives in downtown Tokyo with her parents and four-year-old brother, Kenta. From January to December, each month holds a special cultural activity or event for Mimiko to talk about, including shodo (calligraphy), Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival), and sado (tea ceremony), as well as everyday things such as attending school, participating in sports, and playing with cousins. Mimiko is a friendly, energetic girl whose childlike enthusiasm is sure to rub off on young readers in the United States. (Ages 5–9)
CCBC Choices 2002 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002. Used with permission.
Have you ever been to Tokyo, Japan? Far away, in the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo is a busy city of color, activity, celebrations, gigantic buildings, and much more. Seven-year-old Mimiko lives in Tokyo, and here you can follow a year's worth of fun, food and festivities in Mimiko's life, month by month. Learn the right way to put on a kimono and see Mimiko's top ten favorite meals--just try not to eat the pages featuring delicious wagashi!
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