Books by Satoshi Kitamura

GOLDILOCKS ON CCTV by John Agard
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Considerably more edgy satire than Happily Ever After here; a bracing take for teens. (Poetry. 12-16)"
From Puss in Boots' swaggering descendant "Puss-in-Trainers" to the titular break-and-enter artist caught on security cameras, Agard lays urban-inflected modern twists on 29 folkloric characters. Read full book review >
MILLIE’S MARVELLOUS HAT by Satoshi Kitamura
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

A little girl becomes a millinery maven when she lets her imagination soar. Read full book review >

THE YOUNG INFERNO by John Agard
POETRY
Released: July 1, 2009

"In the middle of my childhood wonder / I woke to find myself in a forest / that was—how shall I put it—wild and sombre." Read full book review >

STONE AGE BOY by Satoshi Kitamura
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

Waking after a sudden fall, a lad finds himself back in the Stone Age, where he's taken in by a peaceful extended family of hunters, tries his hand at flint-knapping and gets a glimpse of marvelous cave paintings. Read full book review >

NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

From James Berry's grand "Lion," "staring with fearless look / Wild beast outdoing all," to Kit Wright's annoyed hens, who dismiss the proud cock as "just a feathered fathead / With a very silly walk!" the 13 new, short poems here echo the general tone of each section in Saint-Saëns's ever-popular work—though to call them "inspired" is, with some notable exceptions, pushing it. Read full book review >

PABLO THE ARTIST by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: March 3, 2006

Members of the Hoof Lane Art Club are excited about the exhibition of their work, except for Pablo, the elephant. Read full book review >

ONCE UPON AN ORDINARY SCHOOL DAY by Colin McNaughton
FICTION
Released: March 10, 2005

This import pays tribute to inspirational teachers everywhere with a tale of an "ordinary" child whose dormant imagination blooms in the classroom. Read full book review >

COMIC ADVENTURES OF BOOTS by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

Seldom is the text, all of which is in dozens of dialogue balloons, more than incidental in this set of feline hijinks from Kitamura (Me and My Cat?, 2000), and several episodes are entirely wordless. Read full book review >

ME AND MY CAT? by Satoshi Kitamura
Released: March 6, 2000

A common fantasy that children will immediately recognize is the hook in this offbeat picture book.

Late one night, Nicholas tells us even before the title page, "an old lady in a pointed hat" turned up in his room, said her

spell, and disappeared. Read full book review >

BATH-TIME BOOTS by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: March 17, 1998

In general, cats hate baths, and Boots will do anything to avoid a scrubdown. Read full book review >

GOLDFISH HIDE-AND-SEEK by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Where is Heidi hiding? Read full book review >

DUCK IS DIRTY by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 26, 1996

Duck Is Dirty ($4.95; August 26, 1996; 16 pp.; 0-374-31885-9): This book recounts the modest tribulations of Duck during a potentially pleasant stroll. Read full book review >

FLY WITH THE BIRDS by Richard Edwards
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

A day in the life of an imaginative girl, told in singsong. Read full book review >

A CREEPY CRAWLY SONG BOOK by Hiawyn Oram
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

Verbal, musical, and visual wit: 17 songs, with simple piano accompaniments, about centipedes, head lice, snails, and more. Read full book review >

A BOY WANTS A DINOSAUR by Hiawyn Oram
ANIMALS
Released: April 24, 1991

``A boy wants...a boy should have...,'' asserts Grandfather, and takes him to the four-story, glass-encased, dinosaur-shaped Dino-Store to choose one. Read full book review >