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    The Cat Train

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    Sold: Complex & Simplified Chinese, Korean
    Printed in 2020

    The free-spirited Cat Train is now departing! Chugga chugga chugga chugga MEOW MEOW!

    The Cat Train is, well, a train that acts like a cat, taking nothing but detours: to eat a meal at the FISHMONGER’s, take a nap up on the ROOFTOP, chase after some mice and more. The Cat Train takes on passengers, but never seems to get them to their destination. An adorably humorous picture book by the creative duo that made Ghost Cat.

    Selling Points
    - Rhythmic lines are fun to read aloud.
    - It’s fun to imagine a train that acts like a cat.
    - Bright, colorful illustrations are appealing for young readers.

    Author: Kenta Otsuka
    In addition to writing stories for picture books and kamishibai picture plays, author Kenta Otsuka, from Saitama Prefecture, Japan, also writes screenplays. Otsuka’s picture books include: Ghost Cat (Onyake), The Cat Train (Denya), Ninja Bug (Mushi Ninja) (PIE International), Panda for a Day (Ichinichi Panda), Panda for a Night (Yoru dake Panda), Bus Trip with Capybara-sensei (Kapibara-sensei no basu ensoku) (Shogakukan), My Turn, My Turn (Okaeshi Okaeshi) (Shufuunotomo), Piyo Piyo-chan (Tokyo Shoten), No More Rolling Dung (Funkorogasazu) (KADOKAWA), Squid is Angry (Ika wa Ikatteru) (Micro Magazine) and more.

    Illustratior: Keiko Shibata
    Active in a range of areas, Keiko Shibata illustrates for books, magazines, advertisements and other genres. Shibata’s picture book illustrations have won numerous awards, including the Grand Prize in multiple years at the LIBRO Picture Book Awards for the acclaimed picture book Polar Bear Looks Yummy (Oishisouna Shirokuma) (PHP), and Bread Thief (Pan Dorobo) (KADOKAWA), which was also awarded the Grand Prize in the inaugural TSUTAYA Picture Book Prize, among other award nominations. Shibata’s other picture books include The Cat Train (Denya) (PIE International), The Little Pomeranian (Pome-chan)(Hakusensha), The Cat Who Wore Glasses series (Meganeko)(Tegamisha) and several others.
    • Size:250×221mm
    • Pages:32Pages(Full Color)
    • Binding:Hardbound
    • Publisher:PIE International
    • Language:Japanese
    • ISBN:978-4-7562-5332-3 C8793
    • Author:Kenta Otsuka and Keiko Shibata

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