Currently living in Japan, Satoshi Kitamura has created over 20 of his own picture books, as well as having illustrated many by prominent authors such as Hiawyn Oram, Jon Agard and Colin McNaughton. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Awards: include the Mother Goose Award, Silver Award for the Smarties Prize, and the National Art Library Illustrations Award.
Reviews for Satoshi Kitamura's latest title HAT TRICKS;'A masterfully crafted story for tots, impeccable in its apparent simplicity, yet with all the elements of tension, resolution and surprise needed in a good story. Perfection!' Carousel;'Rhythm, rhyme, tongue-twisters and a colourful explosion of animals are all delivered with a magical flourish. A perfect book for sharing!' Alison Brumwell, Storytime Prize judge