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* * * * *   July 27, 2009
Reviewer: Elizabeth McClung

This book has colored pages, but on one page is a story or poem in Japanese with a color backing and on the other page is a sketch, not a full drawing. It is a tease that is surely delightful if you read Japanese. However, since all the other books of this artist have been illustration books, it comes as a bit of a disappointment to spend $20+ to find only sketches. The book ends with three full illustrations, the kind I was hoping to get through the book, which seem to have nothing to do with the book, and perhaps are some ad for a future title. The first story/illustrations are about the bird from the cover. Then a few sketches of angel boys (already covered in Angel’s Feather) and half colored sketches of female shine maidens with colored in Mikos. If you read English, I recommend the recently released version of Thumbelina illustrated by Pop (many works by pop available here including lollipop II – excellent book!), and the upcoming Red Riding Hood both in English – great to collect and gift. I hope Akadot carries them soon. I would enjoy a review of this work from a Japanese reader, but this is NOT an illustrated work in the traditional sense. Nor has the full illustrations integrated into the story as the POP English releases do.

Kazue Yamamoto Art Works - Debo no Sudachi

Product ID: #9784773094749

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Author: Kazue Yamamoto
Format: Softcover, 7" x 8"
Publisher: © Sasakurashuppan

95 pages, Full Color
Japanese text

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