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Yūichi Kimura

Yūichi Kimura 木村裕一

Yūichi Kimura (1948–)  is a native of Tokyo and graduate of Tama Art University. He worked in art education and as an idea man for children’s programming on TV before becoming a children’s book author. His work spans picture books and nursery tales for younger children, chapter books for older ages, plays, comics, and more. Many of his stories address aspects of friendship, a theme of keen interest to children, and because he is realistic in his approach, rather than merely emphasizing harmony, he strikes a chord with his young readers. In addition to Arashi no yoru ni (One Stormy Night . . ., tr. 2003) and its sequels, his major titles include Ningen gokko (Playing People); Inai inai bā asobi (Peekaboo Game) and the Akachan no asobi ehon (Baby’s Play Books) series of which it is part; Dō suru dō suru ana no naka (How Can We Get Out of the Hole?); and a collection of nursery stories he himself selected, Kimura Yūichi ohanashi no heya (Yūichi Kimura’s Chamber of Tales).
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Books by Yūichi Kimura
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    Hot Hot Hotcakes

    The story is about a family of field mice?five children and their Mama. Nonesuke is the big brother, and he’s followed in age order by sisters Nono and Nene, brother Zunta, and baby sister Mii. One day while Mama is out doing the day’s shopping, hungr …

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    He Made Me Want to Hurry Home

    Daddy Wildcat is on his way home to his wife and son, thinking with great satisfaction about how much his son admires him, when he spots a tasty-looking mouse trying to make himself scarce. Licking his chops, he is about to pounce, when the little creatur …

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