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Sato the Rabbit (Hardcover)

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By Yuki Ainoya (Created by), Michael Blaskowsky (Translator)
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Staff Reviews

This little paean to unfiltered imagination is so lovely and soothing to read! Equally reminiscent of Kuma-Kuma Chan and Chirri & Chirra, Sato the Rabbit will charm readers with his magical adventures. The episodic format make this perfect for beginning readers/dreamers!

— Hannah DeCamp


"One day, Haneru Sato became a rabbit. He's been a rabbit ever since." With these surrealist, yet matter-of-fact opening lines, we are transported to a world very much like our own, yet one that is imbued with an added dimension of wonder and curiosity. In Sato's world, ordinary objects and everyday routines can lead to magical encounters: a rain puddle, reflecting the sky, becomes a window that can be opened and peered through. A walnut is cracked open to reveal a tiny home, complete with a bathtub and a comfy bed. During a meteor shower, Sato catches stars in a net, illuminating the path home for a family taking an evening walk. This whimsical tale is the first in a trilogy from Japan.

About the Author

Born in Yokohama, Yuki Ainoya studied Japanese painting at the Tama Art University Faculty of Art and Design. She was the winner of the the Crayon House Children's Book Grand Prize in 1990 and the 12th Japanese Children's Book Award in 2007 for the original Japanese edition of Sato the Rabbit (Shogakuan). In her spare time, she likes playing the accordion and hula dancing.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781592703180
ISBN-10: 1592703186
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2021
Pages: 68
Language: English