Written by Emily Satoko Seo
Illustrated by Mique Moriuchi
Published by Barefoot Books
Miko likes things to be perfect. When she makes lopsided sushi for her grandmother’s birthday, she replaces it with perfectly formed sushi created by a restaurant robot. Upon delivering her gift, Miko discovers that kokoro (heart) – not impeccability – is the key ingredient to the perfect present. Sprinkled with engaging onomatopoeia, this unique title is infused with Japanese culture and delivers a universal message about the value of intention. A do-it-yourself sushi recipe is included.
Primary ISBN: 9781646868377
Publication Date: April 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Japanese/Japanese American
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 2nd Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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