Shinsuke Yoshitake is the author-illustrator of many award-winning picture books, including I Can Be Anything, The Wonder Bookstore, and the New York Times Best Illustrated The Boring Book. His books have been translated into more than eight languages. He lives in Japan.
A child who doesn't like her choices discovers the revolutionary promise of thinking outside the box. . . . Yoshitake creates a vivacious cast, using dots, tiny dashes, subtle body angles, and expressive gestures to great effect. . . . Long thoughts and fresh heart for readers feeling helpless in the face of scary futures. -Kirkus Reviews, starred review In an era specializing in dark predictions, Yoshitake (I Can Be Anything) gives young readers a new way of thinking about what's to come. . . . It's easy to smile at Yoshitake's square-headed characters and endless stream of lighthearted thought experiments in this gently goofy book, which offers a hopeful corrective to grown-up pessimism. -Publishers Weekly Shinsuke Yoshitake, the popular Japanese author-illustrator of many award-winning books, including I Can Be Anything and The Boring Book, considers how overwhelming the future can be to a child in There Must Be More Than That!. . . . Yoshitake is a master of thoughtfully working with a Big Problem-in this case, the future-and recasting it in an approachable, humorous way that a youngster can deal with. The pictures that accompany the text, drawn in an unadorned cartoon style in primary colors, do a good job of briskly moving this entertaining, yet serious, story along. -The New York Times