The Definitive Guide to

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

Written by Debbi Michiko Florence & illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic
Book #1 in the Jasmine Toguchi Series
Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
$5.99
List Price
6-9
Target Age
128
Pages
Chapter
Book Type
Add to list

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

The first book in a new chapter book series featuring a spunky Japanese-American heroine! Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is a flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch mess-maker! She’s also tired of her big sister, Sophie, always getting to do things first. For once, Jasmine wishes SHE could do something before Sophie—something special, something different. The New Year approaches, and as the Toguchi family gathers in Los Angeles to celebrate, Jasmine is jealous that her sister gets to help roll mochi balls by hand with the women. Her mom says that Jasmine is still too young to join in, so she hatches a plan to help the men pound the mochi rice instead. Surely her sister has never done THAT before. But pounding mochi is traditionally reserved for boys. And the mochi hammer is heavier than it looks. Can Jasmine build her case and her mochi-making muscles in time for New Year’s Day?

What Kind of Book is Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

Book Lists That Include Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

Book Topics › being different
Children's Books About Being Different
Book Topics › being yourself
Bold Children's Books About Being Yourself
Book Topics › self-discovery
Children's Books About Self-discovery
Book Topics › fiction
Children's Books About Fiction
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

author
Debbi Michiko Florence

Debbi Michiko Florence, a third generation Japanese American, is a former classroom teacher and zoo educator. Her debut chapter book series is Jasmine Toguchi (Farrar Straus Giroux/2017 and 2018). Jasmine Toguchi Mochi Queen was a Bank Street 2018 Best Children’s Books of the Year, on the 2018 Amelia Bloomer List, and the 2018 CBCC Choices List (Best of the Year). Mochi Queen, Jasmine Toguchi Drummer Girl, and Jasmine Toguchi Flamingo Keeper were Junior Library Guild selections. Debbi is also the author of the early chapter book series, Dorothy and Toto (Picture Window Books/2016).

A native Californian, Debbi now lives in Connecticut with her husband, rescue dog, bunny, and two ducks. She loves to travel with her daughter and husband.

View Author

Who Illustrated Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

illustrator
Elizabet Vukovic

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. She currently resides in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

View Illustrator

What Has Debbi Michiko Florence Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Debbi know that you want more details about Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen! Try tweeting Debbi on twitter (@debbimichiko) or messaging Debbi on instagram (@jasminetoguchi).

What Has Elizabet Vukovic Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Elizabet know that you want more details about Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen! Try tweeting Elizabet on twitter (@elizabetvukovic) or messaging Elizabet on instagram (@elizabetvukovic).

More Books From These Creatives

Truman the Dog book
Debbi Michiko Florence, Melanie Demmer
Chapter book
Add to list

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

Book Details

ISBN:
9780374308346
Publication Date:
July 11, 2017
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016038112
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0374308349
Lexile:
560L
Guided Reading Level:
M
Accelerated Reader Points:
1.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
189926
ATOS Book Level:
3.6
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

Contribute to this page

Core Score - 74%
This page is starting to look fantastic!
Depth Score - 15%
Just the barebones.
Improve this page
Are you the author or illustrator? Claim this page.
Top Contributors
#1
@lauramossa
35