Friday, June 23, 2017

Japan 2017

This year I turn 88 years old and am very happy that in April I traveled to Japan for the opening of an exhibition of my work at the Setagaya Art Museum. It was a great honor and a truly meaningful occasion in my life and in my longtime deeply felt connection with the beautiful country of Japan, the country that inspired Bobbie and I to open our own museum of picture book art. Thank you wonderful friends in Japan for your warm welcome and kindness.

My friends at Kaisei-sha, my longtime publisher in Japan, made me a cake.

Here I am with my new friend at his handmade paper store in Tokyo.

Taking a stroll and doing some sightseeing with my second generation publisher.

The press opening at the Setagaya Art Museum.

Signing books at the Setagaya Art Museum.

I was delighted to see Mr. Mori, the translator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He is 99 years old.

And very happy to see Mr. Kazuo Iwamura, with whom I collaborated on the book Where Are You Going? To See My Friend! He came for a visit with his two grandchildren.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! March 20th 2017


Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in 2017 I will be sharing images from the book throughout the year. I hope you will enjoy them!