The Japanese Twins

by Lucy Fitch Perkins

Description:  Join Taro and Take, 5 year-old Japanese twins, as they greet a new baby brother, play in their garden, and thrill to the sights they see when they ride in rickshaws to the temple to have their new brother blessed. A rainy day finds them painting pictures with colored sands and harnessing beetles with thread, then preparing for their first day of school. The story concludes with the celebration of their birthday-on different days! For Take and all the other girls in Japan celebrate their birthday on one day with a Feast of Dolls, and Taro and all the boys celebrate on another day with a Feast of Flags.

Additional information:

Ages:  6-8
Length:  153 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-058-1
Genres:  Literature, Fiction

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Table of Contents

1. The Japanese Twins and Bot'chan
2. The Day the Baby Came 
3. Morning in the Little House 
4. How They Went to the Temple 

5. A Rainy Day
6. Take's Birthday 
7. Going to School 
8. Taro's Birthday

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