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Hide-and-seek
Hide-and-seek
by Taro Gomi
Ages 2 UP
Mouse is playing hide-and-seek and conceals himself behind a haylack. But the haylack turns out to be Fox, who is hiding behind a rock which turns...view details
02: I've Lost My Dad
02: I've Lost My Dad
by Taro Gomi
Ages 3 UP
When Dad gets lost in a department store it proves a difficult task to relocate him. Whether just around the corner , among the musical instruments...view details
03: Presents through the Window
03: Presents through the Window
by Taro Gomi
Ages 3 UP
Santa goes from house to house distributing his presents. The windows he looks through (cut-outs in the pages) allow him to see only part of the...view details
Hello, Hello
Hello, Hello
by Fumiko Takeshita
illus. by Jun Takabatake
Ages 3 UP
Not so long ago people used to write letters to communicate with one another. But now we have the telephone! A girl hippo rings her grandma to say...view details
Mummy, Guess!
Mummy, Guess!
by Akiko Sueyoshi
illus. by Akiko Hayashi
Ages 3 UP
One evening when a little girl wants to go out to play she makes up a game of riddles for her mother. What is it that's round, red, big and...view details
One Summer's Day
One Summer's Day
by Koshiro Hata
Ages 3 UP
"It was a very hot summer's day. I ran up to the mountain where a stag beetle lived. I remember the pure white sunlight and the smell of the green,...view details
The Bus Has Come
The Bus Has Come
by Taro Gomi
Ages 3 UP
Every time the bus stops various people get off - an artist, building labourers, office workers... There is a touch of poetry about the pictures,...view details
The Crocodile and the Dentist
The Crocodile and the Dentist
by Taro Gomi
Ages 3 UP
When the crocodile goes to have a bad tooth filled, the dentist is scared out of his wits. But he is not the only one. The crocodile is just as...view details
The Very First
The Very First
by Taro Gomi
Ages 3 UP
The little boy in this simple story likes to be first at everything. From getting up in the morning to going to bed at night he tries to do...view details
01: Words of Movement
01: Words of Movement
by Taro Gomi
Ages 4 UP
This series is suitable for an infant whose word knowledge is beginning to grow or equally for a child of primary school age. Each book consists of...view details
The Crane's Reward
The Crane's Reward
retold by Miyoko Matsutani
illus. by Chihiro Iwasaki
Ages 4 UP
A brilliantly illustrated old Japanese tale of a crane whose life is saved by a man for whom she then weaves a beautiful cloth, using her own...view details
The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes
retold by Toshiko Kanzawa
illus. by Chihiro Iwasaki
Ages 4 UP
The strange, sad fate of a girl who wore a pair of red dancing shoes to church. A beautiful picture book. Chihiro Iwasaki's light and lyrical...view details
The Tale of Cherry the Pig
The Tale of Cherry the Pig
by Utako Yamada
Ages 4 UP
Cherry is a pig who loves making cakes and then eating them with her afternoon tea. This story is about how a chance comment by a group of rats gives...view details
The Tears of the Dragon
The Tears of the Dragon
by Hirosuke Hamada
illus. by Chihiro Iwasaki
Ages 4 UP
A story inspired by a Chinese legend. The bravery and friendship of a strange boy soften the heart of a violent and much-feared dragon. Hirosuke...view details
01: Searching and Finding
01: Searching and Finding
by Taro Gomi
Ages 5 UP
A superior puzzle book with excellent picture book-style illustrations. Mazes, number games, matching puzzles and an ingenious colour search are all...view details
02: Counting and Comparing
02: Counting and Comparing
by Taro Gomi
Ages 5 UP
The aim of this series is to make learning fun. In one game there is a group of boys by a strawberry patch. The reader must count the boys, then...view details
03: Trying and Testing
03: Trying and Testing
by Taro Gomi
Ages 5 UP
Comparing coloured balls, testing the shapes of spaceships, matching the pieces of a jigsaw against the finished picture, dismantling a dinosaur......view details
04: Problems are Fun!
04: Problems are Fun!
by Taro Gomi
Ages 5 UP
Who is wearing the mask? Which are the easiest stairs to climb? Why does my shadow look strange? What parts of the crocodile are these? More games to...view details
05: Solve all the Puzzles!
05: Solve all the Puzzles!
by Taro Gomi
Ages 5 UP
Another title in the popular series features a spot-the-differences quiz, a maze, a sentence-making game, a puzzle using different shapes and various...view details
06: Getting it Right!
06: Getting it Right!
by Taro Gomi
Ages 5 UP
Count the different coloured flowers, take a walk with your fingers, match the flower shapes, compare the cakes and find seats for the pixies. These...view details