Kiyohiko Azuma

Contemporary Books, 3 years +

Yotsuba & Monochrome Animals

Words & Illustration by Kiyohiko Azuma

This simple picture book follows the well loved Japanese Manga character Yotsuba as she meets many different black and white animals. Yotsuba meets some predictable friends such as a Dalmatian, Zebra and Penguin but I love that she plays with some animals that you don't often see in children's books - a Malaysian Tapir, Ruffed Lemur, Orca and Striped Skunk to name but a few. The text is in Japanese and English. As a native English speaker, I love to include other language books in our little library. Especially cute books like this one! 

Published by ASCII Media Works

Reviewed by Georgia White