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    Spring and Summer with Nicchan the Dog by Ai Akikusa

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    Sold: Complex & Simplified Chinese, French, Korean, Italian
    New illustrations for localization provided upon agreement.
    Printed in March 2023.

    Selling Points
    ・Animals and nature you can’t help but love, illustrated by the hugely popular illustrator Ai Akikusa
    ・Brimming with knowledge about nature
    ・A picture book for enjoying familiar natural surroundings. A sequel “Autumn and Winter” also available.

    Among the colorful flowers in the spring field and on the summer beach, the plants and animals are lively and active.
    This is a nature observation picture book where, together with Nicchan the Dog, readers can enjoy the plants, insects and birds that exist all around us through the changing seasons. At the end of the book, an illustrated guide is included with fun facts about familiar plants and animals.
    • Size:257×182mm
    • Pages:44Pages(Full Color)
    • Binding:Hardcover
    • Publisher:PIE International
    • Language:Japanese
    • ISBN:978-4-7562-5755-0 C8793
    • Author:Ai Akikusa

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    Ai Akikusa is an artist, illustrator, and picture books author based in Tokyo. She graduated from the Department of Graphic Design, Tama Art University. After working at the Nakamori Design Office, she is now working independently as an artist. Some of her publications to date are as follows: Easy-to-use Coloring Pencils, Cute Animals with Coloring Pencils, Let’s Go To the Zoo, Buk’s Baby, Me and My Little Popofu, The Hairy One, Asahiyama Zoo, Parudemar the Bear, and Little Puddle.


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