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Tomoko Ohmura (Tomoko Ōmura)

Tomoko Ohmura (Tomoko Ōmura) オームラトモコ

Tomoko Ohmura (Tomoko Ōmura) (1973–)  was born in Tokyo, and graduated from Palette Club School on her way to becoming an illustrator. Her solo picture books include Konna o-tsukai hajimete sa (The Most Amazing Shopping Trip; winner of the Pinpoint Picture Books Competition in 2002), and Kon’ya wa nan no gyōretsu? (What’re We Lining Up for Tonight?). Her collaborations with other authors include the Onayami kaiketsu kukkingu (Cook Your Troubles Away) series, the Shippu senchō (Captain Ship) series, the Tabe-jikara ehon (Food Power) series, and Fūtan no undōkai (Field Day). Her other works include Nan no gyoretsu? (The Long, Long Line), Nan no jūtai? (What’s the Hold-Up?) and Konde kimashita (My, It’s Crowded!).
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Books by Tomoko Ohmura (Tomoko Ōmura)
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    The Long, Long Line

    When Frog joins the queue, he is the 50th one in line. In front of him are Lizard and Mouse and Mole . . . and way up ahead at the front is Elephant. From Elephant to Frog, the animals are lined up in order of their size, large to small, all waiting for s …

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    What’s the Hold-Up?

    A boy goes for a ride on his tricycle and finds a long back-up of people, cars, service and construction vehicles, and more. There is a fire engine, a police car, an ambulance, a crane truck and a digger, a bus, a truck, a bookmobile, a passenger car, a s …

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    My, It’s Crowded!

    Monkey wants some time to himself to take a little snooze or just to sit and read. He tries lying down in a boat on a quiet pond, or taking his book up onto a roof where no one else is around, but the next thing he knows one animal after another has come …

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    What’s the Attraction, Insects?

    This is the fourth in a popular series of picture books that began with Nan no gyōretsu? (tr. The Long, Long Line), in which 50 animals line up from large to small without really knowing what the …

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