The first picture fairy tale by a picture book author who is highly acclaimed overseas! “The Little Shrew”, which lovingly depicts a modest everyday life

Kaiseisha Co., Ltd.
The first picture fairy tale by a picture book author who is highly acclaimed overseas! “The Little Shrew”, which lovingly depicts a modest everyday life
What is the daily life of a round-eyed shrew that you can’t forget at a glance?
Kaiseisha Co., Ltd. (publisher, head office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, president: Masaki Imamura) published “Little shrew” (written by Akiko Miyakoshi) on November 16, 2022.
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Daily life of a working shrew 3 episodes
Shrews are hard workers. From the time I wake up until the time I go to bed at night, I follow a set schedule every day and lead a flawless life. But today there was one thing that was different! that is……? A shrew with round eyes that you will never forget once you see it. It is a picture fairy tale that depicts the modest and ordinary everyday life with a unique charm. Contains three episodes: Episode 1 “Shrew’s Day”, Episode 2 “Shrew’s Admiration”, and Episode 3 “Shrew’s Friend”. [Image 2d26693-129-b7ca8feb777830124bf0-1.jpg&s3=26693-129-c708f599c2f98823658141655a8e5898-1181x799.jpg
Working at a company, buying your favorite bread on the way home, dreaming of a tropical world on the other side of the TV, inviting friends to your house at the end of the year to celebrate the year… The peaceful and modest daily life of a shrew emerges from the light and beautiful illustrations. Even if there are no twists and turns to surprise the reader, the value of everyday life gradually permeates the mind, and when you finish reading it, you will be enveloped in a warm feeling.
Many people who read the work before its publication have given us many comments, such as “It was a life-size story that gave us hope” and “It is a very memorable book that is perfect for the coming cold season.”
▼ Net Galley pre-publication review
About the author, Akiko Miyakoshi
Akiko Miyakoshi, the author of this work, is a picture book author born in Saitama Prefecture in 1982. In 2009, he won the Grand Prix of Nissan Children’s Storybooks and Picture Books with “Taifu ga kuru” and made his debut.
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In addition, “Yorokaeri Michi”, which has been translated and published in many languages, won the Bologna Ragazzi Award (2016 Fiction Special Mention), The New York Times & New York Public Library The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017, Selected for The White Ravens 2016 by the Munich International Children’s Library, it has also been highly evaluated overseas.
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This time, Miyakoshi worked on a picture fairy tale for the first time with “Little Shrew”. Why did you choose a shrew as the main character? “What made you want to write a book?” An interview with Mr. Miyakoshi about this work is now available on Kaiseisha’s web magazine Kaisei web.
▼ “Encounter with a shrew in the forest of southern Germany. An interview with Akiko Miyakoshi, a ‘little shrew'” (from Kaisei web “My new book”)
Please take it in your hand and experience the life of a lovely shrew. About the author
Written by Akiko Miyakoshi
Born in Saitama Prefecture in 1982. Graduated from Musashino Art University. He began drawing picture books while still in school, and made his debut in 2009 with Taifu ga Kuru, which won the grand prix of the Nissan Children’s Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix. In 2012, she won the Grand Prize at the Japan Picture Book Awards for her book “To the Forest’s Ochakai”. After being awarded the Bologna Ragazzi Prize (2016 Fiction Special Mention), “Yoru no Kaeri Michi” has been translated and published in numerous languages. It is also highly rated overseas, such as being selected for White Ravens 2016. Other works include “Nohara no Heya”, “Piano Happyokai”, and “Who’s this?” “Boku no Tabi” and “Kaichu Dento”.
Book details
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“Little shrew”
Written by Akiko Miyakoshi
Body price: 1,400 yen
Format: 21cm x 16cm
Target: From 5 years old
First Edition: November 16, 2022
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