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Other Books in Series
This is book number 3 in the Jasmine Toguchi series.
- #1: Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen (Paperback): $5.99
- #2: Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth (Paperback): $5.99
- #4: Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper (Paperback): $5.99
- #5: Jasmine Toguchi, Brave Explorer (Hardcover): $15.99
- #6: Jasmine Toguchi, Peace-Maker (Hardcover): $15.99
- #7: Jasmine Toguchi, Bridge Builder (Hardcover): $16.99
*A fun activity included in every book!*
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018
A CYBILS Easy Reader and Early Chapter Book Award Winner
It’s talent show time at school, and eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is excited to show her stuff. But as she thinks about her strengths—tree-climbing, mochi making, collage—none of them feel quite right to perform on-stage. Jasmine’s friends already have a talent: Tommy yo-yo’s, Daisy dances, and Linnie plays piano. Plus, Maggie Milsap (aka Miss Perfect) is saying she'll have the best talent.
When Jasmine’s mom introduces her to the taiko, a traditional Japanese drum, Jasmine finally finds an activity that feels just right. But will she be good enough at taiko in time to beat Maggie Milsap?
Join Jasmine as she discovers her talent—and the difference between being the best and trying your best.
About the Author
Debbi Michiko Florence is a third-generation Japanese American and has many fond memories of sharing in her family’s traditions while growing up in California and visiting her relatives in Japan. Debbi is also the author of novels and picture books, including Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites. She now lives in Connecticut with her husband and their many animals (but no flamingo).
Elizabet Vukovic received her BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She specializes in children’s book illustration but enjoys experimenting with character design, concept art, fashion illustration, and decorative art. Her illustrated books include Debbi Michiko Florence's Jasmine Toguchi series, Katey Howes's Be A Maker, and Elana K. Arnold's An Ordinary Day. She currently resides in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
*A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018*
*A Junior Library Guild Selection*
*A CYBILS Easy Reader and Early Chapter Book Award Winner*
*A CCBC Best Book of the Year!*
*A Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Transitional Fiction!*
"An enjoyable offering about trying new activities and finding just the right talent that makes us feel "free and strong and happy."" —Kirkus