About the illustrator:
After graduating from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Komako Sakai worked at a kimono textile design company. She is one of the most popular children’s author/illustrators in Japan.
- An astute and sensitive ‘guide to grieving’ in picture book form
- A valuable resource for counsellors, schools, hospices and grief centres
- Previously published in Japan, Spain, France and Germany, this is the first time it’s been available in English
- “If grieving people are allowed to grieve, then they will find their way back to the joy of life - that’s the message of this delicate Japanese book.” (Hella Kemper, Time, Germany)
Gecko Press specialises in English versions of "curiously good books from around the world". Quite how publisher Julia Marshall continues to find such utter gems as this one is beyond me. And Gecko Press' attention to design and detail is without peer.They really care about every title they publish and it shows. Even the way they post out their review titles draws my admiration.