Makoto is the main character of my children’s picture book, The Can-Do Karate Kid. I enjoy hearing what kids have to say. If you’d like to do the same with the youth in your life, here’s a list of things to ask children. Here are Makoto’s answers to some questions that help us get to know him better.
What is your favorite color?
Red! I always wear red. It has good energy for karate.
Okay, can-do karate kid, what is your favorite thing about karate?
I like sparring and working on things with partners. Also, I like seeing my friends there, like my friend Michi. She has a birthmark on her cheek in the shape of a heart.
What do you like daydreaming about?
Beating the bad guys with my martial arts and being strong in my moves.
What is your favorite animal?
Dogs. They are friendly and soft and cute. I want to have a dog.
More Can-Do Karate Kid Favorite and Other Things
If you could give $100 to your favorite charity, which would you choose?
Anything that helps kids. Probably one that helps give food to kids that are hungry.
Speaking of food, what is your favorite food?
California rolls. It’s sushi, and it’s kind of fancy. But it doesn’t have raw fish.
I wonder, what does the can-do karate kid like to do in his spare time?
I like to draw and build forts and cities. And playing video games with my dad. Sometimes we play and my friends play with us online. That’s fun.
What bugs you?
When I’m in the middle of something and my mom or dad tells me I have to stop right then and go or do something else.
What is your favorite subject in school?
P.E., we get to play games and it’s basically like recess.
As the can-do karate kid, what is your best strength in life?
I am always willing to learn.
Now you know a bit more about the can-do karate kid. If you’d like the basic book details for our first Dojo Kun Character Book, you can find them here.