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    Rubrub, the Kitty

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    Published in February 2023

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    Makes you want to read it over and over again! You will want to have skin-to-skin contact! A story of friendship and adventure of a kitten.

    Rubrub the kitten loves his friends. But when he "rubs" his body, he transforms into the same shape as his friend... This is the first picture book by the manga artist Sugisaku. The repetitive phrases and the rhythmic cries of the animals make it a perfect read-aloud. You can also learn about little-known crying sounds such as pandas and giraffes.
    • Size:190×190mm
    • Pages:36Pages(Full Color)
    • Binding:Hardbound
    • Publisher:PIE International
    • Language:Japanese
    • ISBN:978-4-7562-5747-5 C8793
    • Author:Author: Miwako Takino, Illustrator: Sugisaku

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    Sugisaku: Born in Niigata City (formerly Kameda Town), Niigata Prefecture. After retiring from professional boxing, he decided to become a manga artist and won Kodansha’s Yuji Aoki Award in 1999, and made his debut in 2000 with “Kurogou.” (Kodansha), which sold a total of 200,000 copies. “Nekonanka Yondemokonai”(Jitsugyo no Nihonsha) became a hit in 2000 with a total of 400,000 copies sold, and was made into a movie and TV anime in 2016. His many other works include “Kokuro” and “Maru Dog Rocky” (Kodansha). He is also in charge of the comicalization of “Fishing Port Nikuko-chan” (Gentosha). 

    Miwako Takino: Born in Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. While working for a publishing company as an editor, she also works as an author and writer of picture books. Her major children’s books include the “Shirokuma Kyodai” series, “Nin-nin! Sasukemaru” (Hakusensha), and the “Professor of Tokyo University teaches Yabai Japanese History” series (Diamond Inc.). Children’s books for which she has been in charge of composition include “Black Light de Sagase! Seasonal Constellations and Mythology” (PIE International), and “Nekonanka Yondemokonai”, “Neko Neko Nihonshi” series (Jitsugyo no Nihonsha), etc.


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