Yasushi Tsukamoto

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Yasushi Tsukamoto

Yasushi Tsukamoto 塚本やすし

Yasushi Tsukamoto (1965–)  was born in Tokyo. He works not only as an illustrator but as a picture-book author in his own right; he is also an essayist. His picture books include Retasu no ehon (The Book of Lettuce), Kono sushi nāni (What’s This Sushi?), Hashire! Yakinikun (Get in Shape, Yakinikun!), and Aisu sukēto pengin (Penguin On Skates). His collaborations with Shuntarō Tanikawa include Sono ko (The Other Boy), Futari onaji hoshi no ue de (Two Girls Living on the Same Planet), and Shinde kureta (Died for Me).

Books by Yasushi Tsukamoto
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    The Invisible Man Has Dinner

    During dinner one evening, an invisible man came and sat down in the chair beside me. Then he reached over and started eating from my plate. Since only he was invisible, and not the food, I could see the things he ate making their way down into his stomac …

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    The Ferocious Hungry Bear

    Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! One day a ferocious hungry bear comes pounding down out of the mountains toward town. Famished, he is on a hunt for something to eat. When he spots a carpenter bee buzzing his way he tries to catch it, since carpenter bees are one of …

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