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Happy Children's Book Week! What a great thing to celebrate. I have had so much fun recently exploring children's literature, there is so much amazing stuff being produced lately.
One of those amazing books is called Aoki, by Annelore Parot (CAN, JP, US, INT). Originally published in France in 2010, it was published in English by Chronicle Books along with companion books Yumi, Amigos, and Kimono.
This picture book is aimed at young children but could easily do double duty as a coffee table book. The texture is fantastic. The cover features a pleather print kokeshi (wooden bridal gift doll) and that is just the start. My daughter loved the flaps to lift and adorable bentos. My son loved the fold-out Shinkansen (marked Kyoto on one side and Tokyo on the other!).
The design is modern and magnificent. If only Japan was really this beautiful!
the Golden Turd, makes an appearance during a taxi ride.
I have only one complaint, and that is that there is an oven in the kitchen of one of the kitchens, and that's not at all common! Of course there are crazy people like me who have regular-sized ovens so I guess it gets a pass.
Would you like a copy of Aoki? I'm giving one away as part of the Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer, KidLitFrenzy, Classic Children's Books, and Mymcbooks. My giveaway is open internationally to every country to which Japan Post will ship, and will close at midnight on May 13th. If the winner does not respond within 3 days to my email I reserve the right to choose another winner. You have three different chances to enter!
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