Books by Yuki Kaneko

WAIT! WAIT! by Hatsue Nakawaki
Kirkus Star
by Hatsue Nakawaki, illustrated by Komako Sakai, translated by Yuki Kaneko
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 >
BEACH FEET by Kiyomi Konagaya
Kirkus Star
by Kiyomi Konagaya, illustrated by Masamitsu Saito, translated by Yuki Kaneko
Released: June 1, 2012

"A quietly sublime depiction of a child at play by the sea. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this newest installment in the Being in the World series, Japanese collaborators Konagaya and Saito offer a lovely account of a day in the life of a child at the beach. Read full book review >
IN THE MEADOW by Yukiko Kato
by Yukiko Kato, illustrated by Komako Sakai, translated by Yuki Kaneko
Released: April 1, 2011

"This immersive experience is the first in a proposed series of nature books; a welcome addition. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A memorable day at the river with the whole family.  Read full book review >