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JAG - Barefoot Books Spring 2023 Catalogue

The Perfect Sushi
Illustrated by: Mique Moriuchi By (author): Emily Satoko Seo

Illustrated by :

Mique Moriuchi , Emily Satoko Seo


Barefoot Books



Product Form:



Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 9, Grade (US) P - 4
Apr 04, 2023
$21.99 CAD


273.05 x 215.9 x 7.87 mm | 0.82 lb

Page Count:

24 pages
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.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Reinforces the idea that intention and effort are more important than perfection – and that technology cannot replace the human heart and spirit.
GRANDPARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS: The featured relationships in the story are those between a child and her grandparents.
CULTURAL AWARENESS: Provides a lovely kid’s-eye-view of key aspects of modern Japanese culture: superb presentation, onomatopoeia, and technology.

Emily Satoko Seo, a Japanese Canadian chemist turned children’s book author, writes about food, culture, science and nature. She currently lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and two young children and enjoys making homemade sushi with her family. Emily has also written The Science of Boys and Our World: Japan.

Mique Moriuchi spent her most memorable childhood years in Japan between the ages of seven and ten. Mique currently works as a primary school librarian, children’s book illustrator and occasional lopsided sushi maker with her partner and their two children in Bedford, UK. Her illustrations are created by hand, using collage and acrylic paint.

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