Search Results: "Komako Sakai"


BOOK REVIEW

MAD AT MOMMY by Komako Sakai
ANIMALS
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOW DAY by Komako Sakai
ANIMALS
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY’S BALLOON by Komako Sakai
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOX WISH by Kimiko Aman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A sweet, compelling yarn that perfectly captures the archetypal childhood synthesis of fantasy and reality. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Wishes come true in this story of an unexpected, interspecies friendship imported from Japan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANNAH'S NIGHT by Komako Sakai
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST KITTEN by Lee
by Lee, illustrated by Komako Sakai
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"This lost kitten will easily find enraptured readers, especially among cat lovers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A girl and her mother give a kitten a forever home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Margery Williams
by Margery Williams, translated by Yuki Kaneko, retold by Komako Sakai, illustrated by Komako Sakai
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WAIT! WAIT! by Hatsue Nakawaki
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE MEADOW by Yukiko Kato
by Yukiko Kato, illustrated by Komako Sakai, translated by Yuki Kaneko
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BLOG POST

KOMAKO SAKAI: AN APPRECIATION
by Julie Danielson

If you’ll pardon a moment of insufferable sincerity, today’s column is a bit of a love letter to the work of Komako Sakai, one of Japan’s leading illustrators and one of my favorite artists. She has two new illustrated titles out this Spring, and I think it’s a cause for celebration.

Pictured here is a self-portrait she sent me in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SACHIKO MEANS HAPPINESS by Kimiko Sakai
Released: Dec. 30, 1990

Sachiko may share Grandma.'s name, but Grandma herself has recently become so forgetful and difficult that Sachiko, when Mother once again asks her to watch her, is rebellious: she lets Grandma—who doesn't even recognize Sachiko today—go out to look for her "home." Read full book review >