Thank You Very Mochi
By Paul Matsushima, Sophie Wang and Craig Ishii; illustrated by Jing Zheng; Kizuna, 2016
"When Kimi and her family visit Grandma and Grandpa’s house for New Year’s mochitsuki, they discover the mochi-machine is broken. After initial fears that mochitsuki will be cancelled, Grandpa proposes an interesting, yet old-fashioned solution of making mochi the hand-pounded way.
Full of tradition and culture, this imaginative children’s book will “pound” into children’s hearts the importance of family relationships and cultural traditions. Thank You Very Mochi, Kizuna’s first (but not last!) publication, is sure to be a meaningful treat for the entire family."
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