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Book Report: Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

 

First Name: Anna
Age: 6
Book Title: Jasmine Toguchi: Mochi Queen
Author: Debbi Michiko Florence
Fiction Genres: Realistic Fiction
Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: The book takes place in Jasmine Toguchi’s house. All of her family is there, including her grandma (Obaachan).
List all of the main characters in the book, and share a little bit of information about each character.: The main characters are Jasmine Toguchi, her mean cousin, Eddie, and her sister, Sophie. Jasmine Toguchi is 8 years old. Her sister Sophie is 10. Eddie is 10, just like Sophie.
If there was a problem presented in the book, write three (3) sentences about it. Otherwise, write three sentences about your favorite part of the book.: The problem is that it’s Jasmine’s family’s tradition to let kids 10 and up help make mochi. Since Sophie is 10, she could roll the mochi before Jasmine. But Jasmine wanted to do something first, before Sophie, because Sophie always got to do stuff first.
If there was a problem presented in the book, write three (3) sentences about how the problem was solved. If there was not problem, write three sentences about what you would have liked to have seen in the book that the author did not include.: Jasmine Toguchi broke the family’s tradition with her parents’ permission. Her dad let her pound the mochi hammer. That is the boy’s job, but he let Jasmine do it anyway. Sophie did not get to pound the hammer first.
How did this book make you feel? Write three (3) sentences describing the feelings you had, when reading the book.: The book made me feel happy because Jasmine got to pound the mochi just like she wanted to.
Star Rating: 5
Write three (3) sentences describing why you gave this book this rating.: I gave the book this rating because I like Jasmine Toguchi books and they are very engaging. They make me want to read more and more of them, and to keep reading the book I’m reading.