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Noritake Suzuki’s popular picture book “Great Pinch Zukan” won first place in the “15th MOE Picture Book Store Grand Prize 2022”!
In the “15th MOE Picture Book Store Grand Prize 2022”, “Great Pinch Zukan” (by Noritake Suzuki / Shogakukan) won first place. The “MOE Picture Book Store Grand Prize” was awarded by “Monthly MOE” (published by Hakusensha), a magazine that introduces picture books and children’s books. Announcing 30 picture books in the ranking. It is a topical picture book award that colors the end of every year. [Image 1
Finally achieved 4 crowns! Large edition exceeded 130,000 copies “I drank gum”
“Shampoo got in my eye”
“Big Pinch Zukan” classifies “big pinch” that everyone has experienced by the size of “big pinch level” and 5 levels of “ease of becoming”. A humorous picture book that unravels the big pinch from every direction.
Both parents and children can enjoy “Aru Aru! Such a big pinch”, so it has received the support of many readers and has exceeded 130,000 copies.
And this time, “Big Pinch Zukan” won first place at the “15th MOE Picture Book Store Awards 2022”!
It won the 6th Miraiya Picture Book Award, the 13th Libro Picture Book Award, and the 10th Shizuoka Bookstore Grand Prize New Children’s Book Grand Prize, and has achieved four crowns in 2022.
The award ceremony will be streamed on YouTube from 12:00 today! In addition, the February issue of MOE will feature a special feature on “Big Pinch Zukan”
Also, today, December 28th from 12:00 noon, the “15th MOE Picture Book Store Award 2022” award ceremony will be released on the YouTube Hakusensha channel. Mr. Noritake Suzuki will also be on stage, so please watch it!
[Click here for the Hakusensha channel]
And the February issue of “Monthly MOE”, which goes on sale today, has the entire cover and back cover of “Big Pinch Zukan”. An interview with Mr. Noritake Suzuki is also posted, so please take a look! [Image 2
Written by Noritake Suzuki
List price: 1650 yen (tax included)
Format/page: B20/48 pages
Born in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture in 1975. After working as a graphic designer, he became a picture book author.
Received the Reader’s Award at the 17th Japan Picture Book Awards for “My Toilet” (PHP Institute), and the 62nd Shogakukan Children’s Publishing Culture Award for “Working at Tokyo Sky Tree” (Bronze Shinsha). “Big Pinch Zukan” (Shogakukan) won the 6th Miraiya Picture Book Grand Prize, the 13th Libro Picture Book Grand Prize, and the 10th Shizuoka Bookstore Grand Prize New Children’s Book Grand Prize. Other works include the “Shigotoba” series, “Tabemondo” and
“Odekohamehon” series (Bronze Shinsha), “Boku no Bath”, “Suberidai”, “Buraranko” and “My School” ( PHP Research Institute), “I want to know the bottom”, “Otsukaikun”, “Where did you go? ] (Shogakukan). Details about this release: