Books by Satomi Ichikawa

YOU ARE MY WONDERS by Maryann Cusimano Love
Released: July 1, 2012

"Those nervous about attending school for the first time will not find much comfort here, though teachers might like the sentiment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
More like Love's second book (You Are My Miracle, 2005) than her first (You Are My I Love You, 2001) in the You Are My… series, this fourth, school-themed one falls flat, especially since most of its intended audience does not yet attend school. Read full book review >
MY LITTLE TRAIN by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

A seemingly self-propelled toy train narrates this sweetly invigorating tale while chauffeuring similarly mobile animals to their chosen destinations. Read full book review >

YOU ARE MY WISH by Maryann Cusimano Love
Released: March 1, 2010

"With too many lines like the latter and not enough like the former, this well-intentioned book sinks under its own metaphors. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A grandmother teddy bear enjoys a day with her grandchild in this latest entry in the You Are My... series. Read full book review >
COME FLY WITH ME by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

A pair of toys perched on a Parisian windowsill decides to embark on an adventure. Read full book review >

I AM PANGOO THE PENGUIN by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

A penguin finds out where he belongs in this gentle tale of the love between a boy and his favorite stuffed friend. Read full book review >

MY FATHER’S SHOP by Satomi Ichikawa
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

Mustafa's dad tries to teach him foreign language phrases that will help Mustafa learn to sell the beautiful patterned rugs piled everywhere in his father's shop in a Moroccan marketplace. Read full book review >

YOU ARE MY MIRACLE by Maryann Cusimano Love
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

The collaborators from You Are My I Love You (2001) reuse the initial verse from that volume ("I am your parent; you are my child. Read full book review >

LA LA ROSE by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

La La Rose, a stuffed rabbit, becomes separated from her "inseparable friend," young Clementine, during an outing to the famed Luxembourg Gardens of Paris. Read full book review >

MY PIG AMARILLO by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

A story of a young Guatemalan boy who loses his beloved pig is a masterpiece of picture-book making. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

The Cinderella of fir trees meets her fairy godmother in this Christmas tale. Read full book review >

THE FIRST BEAR IN AFRICA! by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

The African savanna is the setting for this lighthearted story about new experiences. Read full book review >

YOU ARE MY I LOVE YOU by Maryann K. Cusimano
Released: April 1, 2001

Newcomer Cusimano's tale is a celebration of the transcendent, loving bonds that exist between a parent and child. Read full book review >

TANYA AND THE RED SHOES by Patricia Lee Gauch
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2001

Talented little Tanya is growing up, and she's starring now in her sixth story from collaborators Gauch and Ichikawa (Presenting Tanya the Ugly Duckling, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

TANYA STEPS OUT by Patricia Lee Gauch
FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

Tanya Steps Out ($13.95; Sept. 10, 1996; 10 pp.; 0-399-22936-1): French ballet terms can be daunting for children; while this book does not provide much help with pronunciations or exact translations, it compares ballet steps to animal movements. Read full book review >

TANYA AND EMILY IN A DANCE FOR TWO by Patricia Lee Gauch
FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1994

The little girl first introduced in Dance, Tanya (1989) isn't the most talented member of her dance class, but she's the most exuberant; she dances always and everywhere, even in bed at night. Read full book review >

FICKLE BARBARA by Satomi Ichikawa
FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

``Ballerina Bear Barbara'' is one of many bears living in the room of a Parisian child. Read full book review >

BRAVO, TANYA by Patricia Lee Gauch
FICTION
Released: April 29, 1992

The beguiling preschooler who won the right to go to dancing lessons with her big sister in Dance, Tanya (1989) discovers that the class poses an unexpected challenge: distracted by the teacher's claps and her loud counting voice, Tanya has trouble following the music. Read full book review >

NORA'S DUCK by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

In a loving tribute to the work of her English friend ``Doctor John,'' Ichikawa portrays the endearing child from Nora's Stars (1989) taking him an injured duckling she has found. Read full book review >