Item # 157090.

Written by Susan Lendroth and illustrated by Priscilla Burris.

A tiny girl with a boisterous personality learns how to use her vivacity as a strength rather than a weakness. Natsumi may be a small girl, but she does everything in a big way. “Not so fast, Natsumi!” says Grandmother. “No so hard, Natsumi!” says Father. “Not so loud, Natsumi!” says Mother. When it comes time to practice for her village’s festival of traditional Japanese arts, Natsumi wants to try everything. But her stirring is way too vigorous for the tea ceremony, her dancing is just too imaginative, and flower arranging doesn't go any better. Can she find just the right way to put her exuberance to good use? Ages 4–8. Hardbound: 32 pp.

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