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    I'm Not Lazy

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    Sold: Complex & Simplified Chinese
    Printed in 2022
    - 9th Place n the 6th Miraiya Picture Book Prize (Sponsor: Miraiya Shoten bookstore)

    Selling Points
    ・2nd title in the picture book series humorously capturing animal habits
    ・Offers a message that considers diversity

    “I don’t move much, but I’m not lazy.”
    Namekemono, the little sloth, does nothing but sleep up in the trees. He doesn’t take part in radio exercises, or picnics, or cleaning time. Everyone calls him “Lazy,” but he’s certainly not lazy. There’s a good reason for why Namekemono is the way he is. Another picture book from the author and illustrator of the popular picture book “I’m Not Moving,” featuring the stubborn (and very still) Shoebill as the main character.

    • Size:250×221mm
    • Pages:32Pages(Full Color)
    • Binding:Hardbound
    • Publisher:PIE International
    • Language:Japanese
    • ISBN:978-4-7562-5537-2 C8793
    • Author:Kenta Otsuka and Keiko Shibata

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    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.


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