Books by Komako Sakai

HANNAH'S NIGHT by Komako Sakai
Released: April 1, 2014

"Absolutely enchanting. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A child wakes in the middle of the night and embarks on a quiet adventure. Read full book review >
WAIT! WAIT! by Hatsue Nakawaki
Released: July 22, 2013

"Tender and wistful and glorious. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A small child is wonder-struck by every creature she encounters. Read full book review >
THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Margery Williams
by Margery Williams, translated by Yuki Kaneko, retold by Komako Sakai, illustrated by Komako Sakai
Released: Nov. 2, 2012

"No replacement for the original, but a particularly tender variant. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A lightly massaged version of the classic tale, with atmospherically combed and rubbed oil-pencil pictures. Read full book review >
MAD AT MOMMY by Komako Sakai
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Charming, classy and current. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This little bunny is in one big huff, and he must tell his mommy exactly how he feels. Read full book review >
THE SNOW DAY by Komako Sakai
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A reassuring story, perfect for a winter's day. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little rabbit wakes to find it's been snowing all night long. Read full book review >
EMILY’S BALLOON by Komako Sakai
Released: May 1, 2006

"The brevity of text combined with relatively simple illustrations make this tale perfectly suited to a toddler's interest, working well for either cozy shared storytime or for larger groups during read-aloud sessions. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Author and illustrator Sakai's gracefully executed tale illuminates the pure joy with which toddlers embrace even the most ordinary occurrences. Read full book review >