Books by Kazuo Iwamura

SEVEN LITTLE MICE HAVE FUN ON THE ICE by Haruo Yamashita
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Get the augur and poles ready—this is likely to have children clamoring to try their own hands at ice fishing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yamashita's septuplet mice are back, this time solving the problem of how to get their slip-cautious Mother to go ice fishing with them. Read full book review >
SEVEN LITTLE MICE GO TO SCHOOL by Haruo Yamashita
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Some students may jump on the train to act this out on the first day of school, but it lacks the humor that would give it lasting appeal. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This delicate Japanese import is less about assuaging school fears than about a tricky mother who gets her children to go to school against their many and varied protests. Read full book review >
BEDTIME IN THE FOREST by Kazuo Iwamura
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Pleasantly reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, with the squirrels' little overalls and the domesticated woodland interiors, though the trim size is fairly conventional. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Baby squirrels find unlikely new friends in their first non-seasonal outing (Hooray for Snow!, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
HOORAY FOR SPRING! by Kazuo Iwamura
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"The tale ends with something of a soft thud, as mother bird arrives with a worm and the squirrels describe the adventure to their parents, but it makes for a sweet seasonal diversion nevertheless. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Red-squirrel triplets Mick, Mack and Molly, having thoroughly enjoyed winter in Hooray for Snow! (2008), return for a springtime outing through the branches. Read full book review >
HOORAY FOR SNOW! by Kazuo Iwamura
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Iwamura's precise, fine lines and delicate watercolors conjure a wintry forest and blue-, pink- and yellow-clad kits just enough this side of cute to make this outing an entirely refreshing romp in the snow. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When squirrel triplets Mick, Mack and Molly wake up to a fresh snowfall, they want to do what any red-blooded rodent child would: go sledding. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE YOU GOING? TO SEE MY FRIEND! by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"This will be especially welcome in communities with a Japanese population. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A unique venture between two friends, who happen to be famous artists. Read full book review >