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Absolutely enchanting with the most unique illustrative style. This highly anticipated picture book from Komako Sakai is utterly majestic.

Picture Books Blogger (UK)

The Lost Kitten

$26.08

An eagerly anticipated new picture book from Japan’s leading illustrator, The Lost Kitten is a perfectly simple story about finding something to love only to fear it may be lost

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  • Description

    When a tiny stray kitten turns up on the doorstep, Hina and her mother take it in. Hina makes a home for the kitten and learns about caring for a living creature. Then one day the kitten goes missing.

    This is the eagerly anticipated new picture book from Japan’s leading illustrator Komako Sakai, whose atmospheric illustrations are filled with grace.


  • Book Details

    Reader Age 2-5 year
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  • Reviews

    1. CCBlogC (NZ) (verified owner)

      A story at once understated and dramatic… conveys the immediacy of a young child’s emotions and reasoning, and the powerful force of empathy

    2. The Source (verified owner)

      The evocative illustrations, by leading Japanese illustrator Komako Sakai, are a perfect match for this skilfully-told story.

    3. Huffington Post (UK) (verified owner)

      This heart-warming tale about a little girl and her mother who take in and care for a sickly kitten is both strikingly illustrated and sweetly moving.

    4. The Scotsman (UK) (verified owner)

      The delightful illustrations perfectly capture the emotion of this gentle and delightful tale.

    5. Picture Books Blogger (UK) (verified owner)

      Absolutely enchanting with the most unique illustrative style. This highly anticipated picture book from Komako Sakai is utterly majestic.

    6. Tall, Short, Tiny and a Pickle blog (NZ) (verified owner)

      This book is, quite simply, a work of art. Sakai is considered one of Japan’s leading illustrators, and it’s not hard to see why.

    7. Booksellers NZ (verified owner)

      It’s the kind of simple hardback that will make a wonderful gift for a young child.

    8. Book Trailers 4 Kids and YA (NZ) (verified owner)

      Gorgeous. This is bound to be a favourite with lots of children.


  • Reviews

    1. CE LOSEY

      The writer was able to evoke my memory and feelings of being lost as a child that I shared with the little girl in the story. Tender illustrations and a different take on acquiring a pet.

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