Written by Debbi Michiko Florence
Illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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.
Primary ISBN: 9780374304201
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Chapter Book, Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Japanese/Japanese American
Themes: Award Winner, Cross-Group Friendship, Engagement Tool: Arts, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts, Welcoming by Individual
Setting: United States (California)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience,
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