When a book comes in from a series that Luciana V already knows she likes, it is like the sun is shining brighter, the air feels cleaner, everything is good. The Jasmine Toguchi series is a known favorite around here and Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper was another winner. This series provides an enjoyable look at family tradition and Japanese American culture. Jasmine is a great character and we get to see how her family handles Jasmine asking for a family pet.
Luciana V questions of five:
What do you like about the Jasmine Toguchi series?
I like all the characters in the series
What lesson did you learn from this story?
You can’t keep on begging for something and not doing anything that you need to earn what you want.
What character did you like the most?
Jasmine because she was very creative and she likes things that I like
If you didn’t know the title of the book what title would you give it?
Jasmine Toguchi Adopts A Flamingo
Why did you like the book?
I liked the daruma, the wishing doll. It was fun learning all about them.
Jasmine’s best friend, Linnie, has just gotten a puppy. And now Jasmine wants a pet of her own—a flamingo! So when her grandmother sends Jasmine a daruma doll as a surprise gift, Jasmine colors in one doll eye and wishes for a flamingo to keep.
Next, Jasmine tries to convince her parents that she’s responsible enough for a pet. She cleans her room, brushes her teeth, takes out the trash, and, most importantly, researches everything she can about flamingos. But soon it becomes clear that her wish may never come true! Will Jasmine’s daruma doll ever get its second eye? Luckily her big sister, Sophie, has a surprise planned that fulfills Jasmine’s wish beyond her wildest dreams.
Debbi Michiko Florence is at her best in this sweet, special story of sisterhood and new responsibilities!