Illustrators

Dolly

Dolly ドーリー

Dolly (1986–)  was born in Osaka and graduated from Kyoto Seika University. She works as an illustrator and manga artist, and also as a cut-paper artist. Picture books she has provided the artwork for include Dōbutsu mazekoze asobi (Mix-and-Match Animal Fun!), Dōbutsu senryū: Boku dāre? (Animal Senryū: What Am I?), Dōbutsu rensō: Sore dāre? (Animal Associations: Who Do You Think?), and Ma, ikka! (It’s All Right).

Books by Dolly
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    Mix-and-Match Animal Fun!

    A strange-looking animal clings to a tree branch. “I’m a koalion,” he says. Beneath him on the page is the question, “Can you tell what two animals I came from?” The answer is a koala bear and a lion: the koala bear wanted to be stronger, and th …

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    Animal Senryū: What Am I?

    Silhouettes of animals are colored with bright bands of rainbow colors to make them difficult to distinguish. Each is accompanied by a senryū, which is a kind of short poem essentially similar to a haiku, with 17 syllables in lines of five, seven, and fi …

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    Animal Associations: Who Do You Think?

    “I’m a mouse,” says a mouse. “I’m nimble and quick. And someone else is nimble and quick, too. Who, do you think?” The reader turns the page to find a squirrel. “A squirrel!” announces the mouse before dashing nimbly into the underbrush, a …

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