Is there a better pairing than Jasmine Toguchi and handmade mochi? In a recent visit to two small traditional mochi shops, irrepressible, spirited Jasmine came to mind. Debbi Michiko Florence’s chapter book series is one that Avery returns to and re-reads on a regular basis. Tried-and-true favorites. Isn’t that all you can hope for when you bring books home to your kids? That they’ll truly connect with them, bond with the characters in the stories and read them again and again.
As promised, I’m working on a list of our favorite chapter books for the blog, and you can bet three sweet bites of mochi that Jasmine will be on the list.
The four books in the Jasmine Toguchi series (Mochi Queen, Super Sleuth, Drummer Girl and Flamingo Keeper) were written by Debbi Michiko Florence, illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic and published by Farrar Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers.