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.
The book does a good job of portraying Japanese culture and it a free kindle book.
This is very cute and sweet story and of course well written if you have read any of perkin’s books so you know what I am talking about. How she wrote in such way like she was talking to the reader which was really cool. 1912 Japanese culture was so soothing to read there were so many thing in such a short book.