Books by Yoshi

BIG AL AND SHRIMPY by Andrew Clements
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Clements gives the ugly-but-brave hero of Big Al (1990) a tiny-but-clever buddy in this companion volume. Read full book review >
THE FIRST STORY EVER TOLD by Erik Jendresen
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Yoshi's illustrations are surprisingly corny, static, and inconsistent: The explorer looks like a boy in some scenes, a man in others. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Cities of gold have haunted imaginations seemingly forever, but this story of an explorer's search for one such city, the fabled Vilcabamba—inspired by the creation tales of the Incas of Peru—begins and ends in the banal. Read full book review >
THE FARMER AND THE POOR GOD by Ruth Wells
adapted by Ruth Wells, illustrated by Yoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Wells (also with Yoshi, A to Zen, 1992, etc.) renders the story in supple prose, while the art—colored dyes on raw silk—is impeccably drafted and reproduced so that the texture of the fabric shines through. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
An unabashedly philosophical fairy tale from Japan. Read full book review >
A TO ZEN by Ruth Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

"Still, nice. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 8-11)"
Alphabet-book format can prove unaccommodating for informational books; still, it's sometimes used to surprisingly good effect, as it is here. Read full book review >

As described in a minimal text, a boy relentlessly pursues myriad butterflies across spare, intense illustrations that show him collecting several containers of the lovely creatures—then, "surprised by a butterfly," he sets them all free. Read full book review >